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MILKYLOVE
Calcite | Level 5

Hello

 

For some reasons I can't seem to do this. How do I convert a date

DATE = '20231002' to

DATE_EXTRACTION  = '02OCT2023' in SAS please? 

 

I have tried :

 

DATE_EXTRACTION = put(datepart(DATE), date9.);

 

But I get 22AUG1960 instead of 02OCT2023

 

 

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20

Try this

 

data test;
   date = '20231002';
   new  = put(input(date, yymmdd8.), date9.);
run;
PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

@MILKYLOVE wrote:

Hello

 

For some reasons I can't seem to do this. How do I convert a date

DATE = '20231002' to

DATE_EXTRACTION  = '02OCT2023' in SAS please? 

 

I have tried :

 

DATE_EXTRACTION = put(datepart(DATE), date9.);

 

But I get 22AUG1960 instead of 02OCT2023

 

 


Dates should never be character strings, they should be numbers. Numbers that represent the number of days since 01JAN1960.

 

Had you written this

 

DATE = '02OCT2023'd;
format date date9.;

 

you would have the correct date ... this is the way to translate dates that you understand to numerical SAS dates. Also please note that this will not work:

 

DATE = '20231002'd;

 

Lastly, when you have actual SAS dates, you do NOT need the DATEPART function; the only time you need the DATEPART function is when the value is SAS date/time values. But your value is a SAS date, not a date/time value, and DATEPART will not do meaningful things to date values.

 

 

--
Paige Miller

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