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PriyaL
Fluorite | Level 6

Hi,

 

I am trying to find a way to convert a date into a like for like character string to I can merge in data using the date as a variable.

For example

 

ReferenceDatedate2
89374631MAR2002:00:00:00.000Mar-02

 

Where date2 is the datepart(date) formatted using monyy5.

I would like to make a variable date3 that is a character replica of date2 as I don't want to deal with days in the merge.

 

Does anyone know an easy way to do this?

Thanks.

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Astounding
PROC Star

A reasonable way:

 

length date3 $ 3;

date3 = put(date2, monyy5.);

 

Because of the LENGTH statement, there is only room to store the first 3 characters.

PriyaL
Fluorite | Level 6
The first 3 characters will only display the month whereas I need the month and year.
Astounding
PROC Star

OK, then give DATE3 a length of $5 instead of $3.

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