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SAS export to excel how to keep date formats yymmddn8.

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SAS export to excel how to keep date formats yymmddn8.

I am trying to export dates from SAS that are in yymmddn8. format (e.g. 19821202) into excel. However, every time I export it to excel it becomes yymmdd8. format or 1982/12/02. Is there any way to keep keep the formats.

 

I do have a template (screen shot) that I do need to fill out. Is there a way to use libname or dde to fill out this excel file.

 

Thanks.

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Re: SAS export to excel how to keep date formats yymmddn8.


lei wrote:


I do have a template (screen shot) that I do need to fill out. Is there a way to use libname or dde to fill out this excel file.

 


It depends on the template, did you mean to attach a screenshot?

 

How are you exporting your data?

 

 

 

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Re: SAS export to excel how to keep date formats yymmddn8.

Hi,

 

use TAGATTR option to define the format in excel.

 

ODS tagsets.ExcelXP FILE="Format.xls";
PROC PRINT DATA=class;
VAR name sex age;
VAR height weight / style={TAGATTR='format:0.00'};
RUN;
ODS tagsets.ExcelXP CLOSE;

Thanks,
Suryakiran
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