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Syntax Error?

Hi,

int1 and ext1 are numeric

i am trying to set both of them to missing if int1 has a particular date-time

i am getting this syntax error in the log

What corrections do i need to make to get it right??

Thanks

31   data test2;
32   set test;
33   if mrn1 eq '101' and int1 eq 27DEC2011:15:02:00 then call missing(int1,ext1);
                                                      -------
                                                      388
                                                       76
ERROR 388-185: Expecting an arithmetic operator.

ERROR 76-322: Syntax error, statement will be ignored.

34   run;

NOTE: The SAS System stopped processing this step because of errors.
WARNING: The data set WORK.TEST2 may be incomplete.  When this step was stopped there were 0 observations and 24 variables.
WARNING: Data set WORK.TEST2 was not replaced because this step was stopped.
NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time):
      real time           0.00 seconds
      user cpu time       0.00 seconds
      system cpu time     0.00 seconds
      Memory                            267k
      OS Memory                         15984k
      Timestamp            5/21/2013  8:59:53 AM




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‎05-21-2013 10:11 AM
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Re: Syntax Error?

Posted in reply to robertrao

SAS needs to be told it is a date time value:

if mrn1 eq '101' and int1 eq "27DEC2011:15:02:00"dt then blah...

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‎05-21-2013 10:11 AM
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Posts: 3,156

Re: Syntax Error?

Posted in reply to robertrao

SAS needs to be told it is a date time value:

if mrn1 eq '101' and int1 eq "27DEC2011:15:02:00"dt then blah...

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Re: Syntax Error?

Thanks I got it this time..

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