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Separate numbers with slash

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Separate numbers with slash

Hi,

 

I have a csv file which has a date variable with values like 160911, 151111.

I want to separate this date with either slash or hyphen like 16/09/11 and 15/11/11.

 

 


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‎07-07-2017 07:59 AM
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Re: Separate numbers with slash

Then do this:

data want;
input datevar ddmmyy6.;
format datevar ddmmyys8.;
cards;
160911
151111
;
run;
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Re: Separate numbers with slash

What is the sequence? YYMMDD, DDMMYY or MMDDYY?

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Re: Separate numbers with slash

sequence is ddmmyy
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‎07-07-2017 07:59 AM
Super User
Posts: 6,936

Re: Separate numbers with slash

Then do this:

data want;
input datevar ddmmyy6.;
format datevar ddmmyys8.;
cards;
160911
151111
;
run;
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maxims of Maximally Efficient SAS Programmers
Contributor
Posts: 49

Re: Separate numbers with slash

Thanks it worked.
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Re: Separate numbers with slash

Very little information of what you really want to do Smiley Happy

Do you want to read the file into sas and convert the date, do you want to change the file i.e write back the converted date.

Why do you want to insert / into the date?

 

Anyhow, this little step adds / to the new variable outdate by reading the variable indate Smiley Happy

data test;

length indate $6 outdate $8;

input indate;

outdate = cats(substr(indate,1,2),'/',substr(indate,3,2),'/',substr(indate,5,2));

datalines;

160911

151111

;

run;

BR

Fredrik

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