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mariko5797
Pyrite | Level 9

I have dates of this format: '2018-04-19T06:16' stored as $16 (format) and $200 (informat). I want to create a separate date (date9) and time (time5) from this.

I tried the following code but ended up with "NOTE: Invalid argument to function INPUT". I assume the issue may be the format I am attempting to give it is wrong, but I don't see the format I have listed in https://documentation.sas.com/doc/en/vdmmlcdc/1.0/leforinforref/n0av4h8lmnktm4n1i33et4wyz5yy.htm 

dtm = input(dtc, datetime16.);
dt = datepart(dtm);
tm = timepart(dtm);
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ballardw
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That T means you need a quite different informat:

data example;
  x='2018-04-19T06:16';
  dt = input(x,e8601dt.);
  format dt datetime.;
run;

https://documentation.sas.com/doc/en/vdmmlcdc/1.0/leforinforref/p0jd9jaqmxd2ezn1kncmpgfqcpiz.htm

 

Note that the link you used is for FORMATS, to display values, not read them. Just needed to go down the page a bit further but experience is what lets some of us recognize when you need one of the E8601 or B8601 type informats.

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ballardw
Super User

That T means you need a quite different informat:

data example;
  x='2018-04-19T06:16';
  dt = input(x,e8601dt.);
  format dt datetime.;
run;

https://documentation.sas.com/doc/en/vdmmlcdc/1.0/leforinforref/p0jd9jaqmxd2ezn1kncmpgfqcpiz.htm

 

Note that the link you used is for FORMATS, to display values, not read them. Just needed to go down the page a bit further but experience is what lets some of us recognize when you need one of the E8601 or B8601 type informats.

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