09-09-2014 12:41 PM
Need help appending SAS data set into an oracle table. I'm having issues with regards to the date as the SAS data dates gets converted to either December 31, 1959 or Jan 1, 1960 in the oracle table. For instance, I have a date 01/23/1999 in SAS but it gets converted to 01-Jan-1960 in oracle using the append process below
proc append base= ORCL.base
oracle base table has Process_date and SAS date has the same field.
Note: When I did a direct load of SAS.data into a new table in Oracle using SAS/access to oracle, I noticed (connecting to oracle using SAS and using proc content) that the length format of the Process date changed to 8 from 4 (process date length =4) but results where fine except that the process_date was in a date timestamp format
Any help/suggestion is welcomed
09-09-2014 01:34 PM
I tried that approach by changing the SAS format from the SAS data set to reflect that of the Oracle; but still ended up with the same result. Maybe you can provide me with examples that I can try and see if your recommended approach will work. Thanks