## Converting numeric yymmn6. to character date9. ?

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# Converting numeric yymmn6. to character date9. ?

Hello,

I have a numeric variabled called "Period_YYYYMM", which contains values such as "201402". I need to convert it into a character variable which should display the values as for instance "28FEB2014". I imagine this requires a combination of the informat yymmn6., the format date9, the intnx-function (to find the last day per month), and a few put- and input- functions; however I seem unable to figure out the correct application of those. Can someone please offer some guidance on this?

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‎03-20-2014 12:50 PM
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## Re: Converting numeric yymmn6. to character date9. ?

Do you need it to be character or just display date9.?

data want;

var1=201402;

var2=intnx('month',input(put(var1,\$6.),yymmn6.),0,'end');

format var2 date9.;

run;

to be truly character:

data want;

var1=201402;

var2=put(intnx('month',input(put(var1,\$6.),yymmn6.),0,'end'),date9.);

run;

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## Re: Converting numeric yymmn6. to character date9. ?

It always help if you've posted what you tried

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‎03-20-2014 12:50 PM
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## Re: Converting numeric yymmn6. to character date9. ?

Do you need it to be character or just display date9.?

data want;

var1=201402;

var2=intnx('month',input(put(var1,\$6.),yymmn6.),0,'end');

format var2 date9.;

run;

to be truly character:

data want;

var1=201402;

var2=put(intnx('month',input(put(var1,\$6.),yymmn6.),0,'end'),date9.);

run;

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## Re: Converting numeric yymmn6. to character date9. ?

Worked like a charm. Thanks grand wizard.

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