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proc sql and date format

Hi all

If i have a table of gender and date of birth

M 12/12/2008

M 23/10/1998

F 12/09/1798

F 09/07/2001

.,......

......

And want to find the max and min DOB by gender

Proc sql;

Select gender,max(dob),min(dob)

From have

Group by gender; quit;

This gives me the max and min in numeric

Any way proc sql can return these values in a date format?

Thanks


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‎01-13-2015 06:48 PM
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Re: proc sql and date format

You are almost there.

Try this:

Proc sql;

Select

       gender,

     max(dob) as MaxDOB format=MMDDYY10. ,

     min(dob) as MinDOB format=MMDDYY10.

From

     have

Group by

     gender;

quit;

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‎01-13-2015 06:48 PM
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Posts: 57

Re: proc sql and date format

You are almost there.

Try this:

Proc sql;

Select

       gender,

     max(dob) as MaxDOB format=MMDDYY10. ,

     min(dob) as MinDOB format=MMDDYY10.

From

     have

Group by

     gender;

quit;

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Re: proc sql and date format

Posted in reply to statistician13

right!

forgot i could use format in  proc sql :smileysilly:

Thank you!

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