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Date Formats

Does anyone know how I can convert a character date format such as OCT to read as a new numeric data varialbe such as 10.

Thank you

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Re: Date Formats

data test;

input mon $;

NUM_MONTH=MONTH(INPUT(CATS('01',MON,'1960'),DATE9.));

PUT MON= NUM_MONTH=;

cards;

OCT

MAR

FEB

JAN

DEC

MAY

;

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Re: Date Formats

thanks for the help. Much appreciated

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Posts: 1,099

Re: Date Formats

i believe there is no informat to convert only the month to numeric, there are functions which can pull the month from the date, but to read only month to numeric i am not sure.

alternativly we can do the following, we can assign the informat by proc format to the month and asign the values, and then use the informat.

proc format fmtlib;

    invalue mon "JAN"=1

                "FEB"=2

                "MAR"=3

                "APR"=4

                "MAY"=5

                "JUN"=6

                "JUL"=7

                "AUG"=8

                "SEP"=9

                "OCT"=10

                "NOV"=11

                "DEC"=12;

run;

data have;

    input month$;

cards;

OCT

;

run;

data have_;

    set have;

    new=input(month,MON.);

run;

Appreciate if anyone can suggest me the informat or format which can convert only the month to numeric values

Thanks,

Jagadish

Thanks,
Jag
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Posts: 10,196

Re: Date Formats

You don't need two passes. Try

 

data have;

input month :Mon.;

cards;

OCT

;

run;

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