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AAWTomHanks
Calcite | Level 5

Hi,

 

I am trying to create an automated time staamp. This is what I have so far:

 

%LET TIME = %SYSFUNC(TIME() );

 

But this isn't giving me what I need. I need 9 digits with no "." in it, for example HHMMSSSSS. Does anyone know how to do that?

 

Thanks.

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FreelanceReinh
Jade | Level 19

Hi @AAWTomHanks,

 

Try this:

%LET TIME = %SYSFUNC(TIME(), b8601tm9.3);

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LinusH
Tourmaline | Level 20

%sysfunc lets you specify a format as a second parameter.

Data never sleeps
RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

Q1 as normal, why does it need to be a macro?  Macro language is a text generation tool, it has no data structures or means to process data.  Base SAS is there to hold data and process it.  For instance, datastep has a function time(), which can be put into any format, and if need you can strip out any characters you need.  Simple.

 

FreelanceReinh
Jade | Level 19

Hi @AAWTomHanks,

 

Try this:

%LET TIME = %SYSFUNC(TIME(), b8601tm9.3);

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