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Scooby3g
Obsidian | Level 7

Hi, how do I convert a date time value in this format (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS) into a numeric date? 

 

When I run the below code want_str only has a "."

 

Thank you for your help in advance! 

 

data have;
	str="2023-02-03 15:49:06";
	Want_str=input(str, mmddyy10.);
	format want_str mmddyy10.;
run;

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FreelanceReinh
Jade | Level 19

Hi @Scooby3g,

 

Use the proper informat:

Want_str=input(str, yymmdd10.);

(Why do you use the suffix "str" for a numeric variable?)

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FreelanceReinh
Jade | Level 19

Hi @Scooby3g,

 

Use the proper informat:

Want_str=input(str, yymmdd10.);

(Why do you use the suffix "str" for a numeric variable?)

Scooby3g
Obsidian | Level 7

Thank you  @FreelanceReinh !!!!!!

 

The word/acronym "Str" was just on top of my head at the moment so I just used it as an example variable name. 

 

Posting the data step for anyone who needs it in the future!

 

data have;
	str="2023-02-03 15:49:06";
	Want_str=input(str, yymmdd10.);
	format want_str mmddyy10.;
run;

 

 

 

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