Append SAS data to oracle tables

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Append SAS data to oracle tables

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

data=SAS.data; run;

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

Thanks

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Re: Append SAS data to oracle tables

I believe oracle is expecting a DATETIME variable, not a DATE variable. Convert your date to date time instead for uploading.

Occasional Contributor
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Re: Append SAS data to oracle tables

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

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Re: Append SAS data to oracle tables

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