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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

Posted in reply to india2016

Then do this:

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

Posted in reply to india2016

What is the sequence? YYMMDD, DDMMYY or MMDDYY?

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Re: Separate numbers with slash

Posted in reply to KurtBremser
sequence is ddmmyy
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‎07-07-2017 07:59 AM
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Re: Separate numbers with slash

Posted in reply to india2016

Then do this:

data want;
input datevar ddmmyy6.;
format datevar ddmmyys8.;
cards;
160911
151111
;
run;
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Maxims of Maximally Efficient SAS Programmers
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Re: Separate numbers with slash

Posted in reply to KurtBremser
Thanks it worked.
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Re: Separate numbers with slash

Posted in reply to india2016

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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