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New variable for date

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New variable for date

Hi All,

I want to create a date column (Date_recored) in my output dataset (have) and assign all observations as 01JAN2015 which is a date value.

 

The following code that I wrote create column which is $9., but I want the column as Date9.

 

Can someone help please.

 

 

Data want;
set have;
Date_recored ='01JAN2015';
run;

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Re: New variable for date

Marginally faster to eliminate the assignment statement ... other than that you're just missing a letter:

 

retain Date_recored "01Jan2015"d;

format date_recored date9.;

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