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goms
Fluorite | Level 6

Hi,

I want to look at the date value below

Please let me know how to change the date format as it has char type

source

19700101 01:00:00 

 

 

Target

1970-01-01 01:00:00

 

 

 

 

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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

At least in SAS 9.2, the anydtdtm format coughed up with that string, so I resorted to:

data test;
char_var = '19700101 01:00:00';
date_var = dhms(
  input(substr(char_var,1,8),yymmdd8.),
  input(substr(char_var,10,2),2.),
  input(substr(char_var,13,2),2.),
  input(substr(char_var,16,2),2.)
);
format date_var e8601dt19.;
run;

The ISO 8601 format looks almost like that what the OP wanted.

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Reeza
Super User

You would typically use input but I'm not sure your date is in a format SAS will recognize. 

 

Date_var = input(char_var, anydtdtm.);

fomat date_var datetime21.;

 

If that doesn't work you'll have to separately input each portion, date and time, and then stitch them together again. 

Kurt_Bremser
Super User

At least in SAS 9.2, the anydtdtm format coughed up with that string, so I resorted to:

data test;
char_var = '19700101 01:00:00';
date_var = dhms(
  input(substr(char_var,1,8),yymmdd8.),
  input(substr(char_var,10,2),2.),
  input(substr(char_var,13,2),2.),
  input(substr(char_var,16,2),2.)
);
format date_var e8601dt19.;
run;

The ISO 8601 format looks almost like that what the OP wanted.

goms
Fluorite | Level 6

Thank u so much. its really helpful

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