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SAS Time Format to Seconds

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SAS Time Format to Seconds

I have looked all over the place for this and haven't been able to find anything to lead me in the right direction.

 

I have a dataset that is in SAS Time format HH:MMSmiley FrustratedS (24 hours time format)... what i need to do is convert the time to seconds.

 

So for example, 0:12:28 would be converted to 748.  I know its possible.. i just can't find a way to do it.

 

Can anyone help with a datastep or a calculated field in a select statement that can do this.  The name of the field is TTL_AHT

 

Any help would be awesome!

 

DZ


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Re: SAS Time Format to Seconds

If you have a TIME variable it is already in seconds.  Just remove the format if you want it to print as a raw number of seconds instead of being formatted to look like a time value.

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Re: SAS Time Format to Seconds

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Run and have fun-->

 

data w;
k='0:12:28't;
k1='0:12:28';
k2=input(k1,time.);/* i think you want this*/
run;
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Re: SAS Time Format to Seconds

If you have a TIME variable it is already in seconds.  Just remove the format if you want it to print as a raw number of seconds instead of being formatted to look like a time value.

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Re: SAS Time Format to Seconds

Thanks Tom!  After I read... i realized that i was trying to complicate it way too much... i knew that deep down inside.  Thank you so much!

 

DZ

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Re: SAS Time Format to Seconds

SAS stores times as seconds natively. A format is used to control the display, so removing the format will create the raw seconds value.

 

data demo;
x='11:45't;
y=x;

format x time6.;
format y; *no format, not needed but how you would remove a format;

run;


proc print data=demo;run;
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