Help with Unix date on filename

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Help with Unix date on filename

Help needed. 

I’m running SAS 9.4 TS Level 1M3 X64_SRV12 platform.

A vendor requested that I provide a datafile that contains a unix time stamp in the filename.  I’ve created macro variables previously with dates such as  %let dt="25FEB2017"d; and have used variables in the file name before such as:

 

proc export data=histfile1

outfile="E:/SASuser/DBS_Stage/Reporting/Weekly Composite Report/data_h_%sysfunc(today(),yymmdd7).csv"

dbms=csv replace;

 

Is there a format specific to Unix dates that I need to use?

 


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‎03-31-2017 01:49 PM
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Re: Help with Unix date on filename

 

Try this:

Instead of the today() in the outfile statement, go to  www.epochconverter.com

(I've found this site quite helpful for my date needs).

Scroll down until you see the format for unix time.  You can use this for the proper format for your unix timestamp for the file name.   

 

Hope this helps!

 

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‎03-31-2017 01:49 PM
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15

Re: Help with Unix date on filename

 

Try this:

Instead of the today() in the outfile statement, go to  www.epochconverter.com

(I've found this site quite helpful for my date needs).

Scroll down until you see the format for unix time.  You can use this for the proper format for your unix timestamp for the file name.   

 

Hope this helps!

 

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Re: Help with Unix date on filename

Posted in reply to AaroninMN

This is a great resource! I will share this with my team as well.

Thank you!

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