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ybz12003
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Hello:

 

I found the code didn't work when I tried to convert character to numeric.   All of the Date column "Concep" and "Bdate" become missing value ".", please advice how to fix it.  Thanks.

 

data want;
	set test (rename=(concep=_concep bdate=_bdate));
		concep=input(_concep, MMDDYY10.);
		bdate=input(_bdate,MMDDYY10.);
	format concep bdate MMDDYY10. ;
	drop _concep _bdate;
run;
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ballardw
Super User

What is length of your existing variable?

How is it justified?

Are the values in the form mm/dd/yyyy (or mm-dd-yyyy - something that is actually 10 characters ?)

 

Did you get any messages in the log about "invalid data for function input at line xx? If so show them.

 

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Astounding
PROC Star

Surely you know by now that we are only psychic on the weekends.  We lose our psychic superpowers on Monday. 

 

If you were to give us some examples of what your incoming variables contain, many of us could give you a valid answer.

Kurt_Bremser
Super User

Example data.

Example data.

Example data.

 

Did I say "example data" already?

 

Oh, and before I forget: example data!

 

 

After close to 400 posts here, that should be a total given. Really.

ballardw
Super User

What is length of your existing variable?

How is it justified?

Are the values in the form mm/dd/yyyy (or mm-dd-yyyy - something that is actually 10 characters ?)

 

Did you get any messages in the log about "invalid data for function input at line xx? If so show them.

 

ybz12003
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Thanks for all of suggestion, I realized I put the wrong format. 

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