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macro xlxp2sas

During the last several weeks, I have undertaken an effort to automate a huge process within our department, which will save an enormous amount of time and resources in the future. This has been facilitated via tagsets.excelxp. This component of created multiple worsheets within spreadsheet in mass has been accomplished, albeit the inability to automate the creation of the company logo on the worksheets.

The process then involves having our customers fill in the spreadsheets, predominantly with dates. The issue I am having now is the invokation of the macro specified in the subject line. The macro works fine. The issue is how the dates get imported. They all get imported as a date with the time stamp appended but in CHARACTER format which looks like:

2009-01-12T00:00:00.000

... thus rendering my dilemma.

Can anyone suggest how to remedy this issue? Is there any part of the macro, created by SAS, that can be changed to accomodate this?
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Re: macro xlxp2sas

Posted in reply to deleted_user
Hi:
I find that macro mentioned in this paper:
http://support.sas.com/rnd/papers/sugi29/ExcelXML.pdf (and others)

Your best bet for help is to either contact the macro author directly (address at the end of the paper) or to work with Tech Support (who can contact the macro author if they are unable to help you).

When you downloaded the macro program, the "LOADXL.SAS" file should contain the full text of the XLXP2SAS macro code. If you have trouble figuring out how to alter the macro program or the .map file to get the format you want for your date, then Tech Support would be your best resource.

To open a track with Tech Support, go to:
http://support.sas.com/ctx/supportform/createForm
cynthia
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Re: macro xlxp2sas

Posted in reply to Cynthia_sas
Thank You Cynthia. I tried emailing the author, but the email address is invalid sasvcd@unx.sas.com

In any case I have submited the issue through the link you provided.
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Re: macro xlxp2sas

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Vince's email is now Vincent.DelGobbo@sas.com ; our IT people have disable the old username@unx.sas.com variations as they were receiving unbearable amounts of SPAM.
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Re: macro xlxp2sas

Posted in reply to Paul_Kent_SAS
Thank you Paul.
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