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re: character date tonumeric date

Hi...I am trying to convert a character date to numeric date. The character date is in the formate of weekdate17. I can't seem to get it converted.


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‎05-31-2016 07:37 PM
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Re: re: character date tonumeric date

Then go for:

 

SASdate = input(cats(scan(myDate,3), scan(myDate, 2), scan(myDate, 4)), date9.);

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Re: re: character date tonumeric date

Try

 

SASdate = input(cats(substr(myDate,10, 2), substr(myDate, 6, 3), substr(myDate,14, 4)), date9.);

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Re: re: character date tonumeric date

You may need to provide some actual examples. This example may give you a starting point.

data junk;
   x= 'Tuesday, June 1, 2016';
   y=input(substr(x,index(x,' ')),anydtdte15.);
   format y mmddyy10.;
run;


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Re: re: character date tonumeric date

HI PGStats/Ballardw......Thanks for both your suggestions. I tried both of them and they gave me the exact same results with one problem. When the date had a single interger for the day number in the date ( Thu. May 7, 2015) , it produced a blank space otherwise worked perfect. Thanks

 

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Re: re: character date tonumeric date

We would have to see your data and the actual code you ran to see what was generating the space.

I can't duplicate the issue with your Thu. May 7, 2015 example even inserting an additional space into the input between the month and the day of the month. It may be you have some sort of non-printable character or a double-byte conversion issue.

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‎05-31-2016 07:37 PM
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Re: re: character date tonumeric date

Then go for:

 

SASdate = input(cats(scan(myDate,3), scan(myDate, 2), scan(myDate, 4)), date9.);

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