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AAWTomHanks
Calcite | Level 5

Hi,

I am having trouble switching dates that look like this '28MAY1927:00:00:00' to '05/28/1927'. Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks.

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Tushar
Obsidian | Level 7


use anydtdte. format for reading date and once you read apply date9. format.

Tushar
Obsidian | Level 7

Please try below one...

data want;

  input date anydtdte.;

  format date date9.;

  cards;

28MAY1927:00:00:00

;

run;

Tushar
Obsidian | Level 7


One correction use date10. instead of date9.

Tushar
Obsidian | Level 7

Yesd KarlK you are right.. Thanks...

KarlK
Fluorite | Level 6

Tushar, I think you meant mmddyy10. format, no? The OP wants "05/28/1927", not "28MAY1927".

Karl

robertrao
Quartz | Level 8

Hi,

Cant we use datepart(date_time) and then use format on that?

Thanks

AAWTomHanks
Calcite | Level 5

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the help. One more question, what if it is a column I am using in a sas data table?

Thanks.

Tushar
Obsidian | Level 7

Suppose if its the sas dataset where on one variable you wanted to apply this format then you can use Proc dataset procedure with modify statement.

Ksharp
Super User

Make a format.

proc format;
picture x
 low-high='%0m/%0d/%Y'(datatype=datetime)     ;
run;
data want;
  input date datetime20.;
  x=date;
  format date datetime20. x x10.;
  cards;
28MAY1927:00:00:00
;
run;

Ksharp

robertrao
Quartz | Level 8


Hi Ksharp,

I have read the picture format after you have posted the solution and did not clearly understand it..

x  x10.; means u are applying a format named x10. on the variable x

what is the meaning of  '%0m/%0d/%Y' ?????

why did you put x  x10. ???? just x x. would not be enough???

Thanks

Ksharp
Super User

Plz check documentation firstly .

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