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SAS Date in "DD MON" format

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SAS Date in "DD MON" format

Hi,

I am creating an output file in which I need to write a SAS Date field in "DD MON" format. (Day in DD format, Space and Month in 3 letter word form)

e.g. "05 Jan", "20 Oct" etc.

When I checked available SAS Date formats, I didnt find the precise format which can write the date in the desired format. When I use "date5." date format the result was "05Jan" (No space between Day and Month).

Please suggest the appropriate date format to achieve the same.

regards
Kapil Agrawal
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Re: SAS Date in "DD MON" format

Using a picture format you can create "any" date format.

[pre]
proc format;
picture ddmon other='0%d %b' (datatype=date);
run;
data _null_;
x = today();
put x=ddmon.;
run;
[/pre]
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Re: SAS Date in "DD MON" format

It is working Smiley Happy

Thanks a lot.
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