How to Keep formats (DATE) working with the same dataset

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How to Keep formats (DATE) working with the same dataset

Good morning:

 

My question is simple, i need to keep the data format while im working into thos file aplying, erasing some columns and lines.

 

When i export the data set the format is gone.

 

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‎12-29-2015 06:58 AM
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Re: How to Keep formats (DATE) working with the same dataset

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How you "export to Excel" affects content as seen by Excel. Proc Export exchanges data values and formats are characteristics, not values in some cases.

 

Look at these posts for some ideas:

https://communities.sas.com/t5/General-SAS-Programming/date-problem-exporting-to-excel/m-p/229853#M3...
https://communities.sas.com/t5/General-SAS-Programming/Data-Export-to-excel-with-formatting/m-p/1735...
https://communities.sas.com/t5/General-SAS-Programming/Losing-formats-using-an-ODS-to-Excel/m-p/1754...

 

Proc print to an ODS destination is often easier to get formatted values, especially dates, to Excel.

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‎12-29-2015 06:58 AM
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Posts: 11,343

Re: How to Keep formats (DATE) working with the same dataset

Posted in reply to jonatan_velarde

How you "export to Excel" affects content as seen by Excel. Proc Export exchanges data values and formats are characteristics, not values in some cases.

 

Look at these posts for some ideas:

https://communities.sas.com/t5/General-SAS-Programming/date-problem-exporting-to-excel/m-p/229853#M3...
https://communities.sas.com/t5/General-SAS-Programming/Data-Export-to-excel-with-formatting/m-p/1735...
https://communities.sas.com/t5/General-SAS-Programming/Losing-formats-using-an-ODS-to-Excel/m-p/1754...

 

Proc print to an ODS destination is often easier to get formatted values, especially dates, to Excel.

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