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margi123
Fluorite | Level 6

Q )the following program submitted

data work.DATA_INFO;
X="01JAN1960"D;
Run;

What will be the value of X?

A.the numeric value 0
B.the character value "01jan1960"
C.the date value 01011960
D.code contains a syntax error

 

What is the answer and explain how it comes?

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art297
Opal | Level 21

Answer A. 01jan1960 is the value 0. 02jan1960 is 1, 03jan1960 is 2, etc.

 

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

 

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art297
Opal | Level 21

Answer A. 01jan1960 is the value 0. 02jan1960 is 1, 03jan1960 is 2, etc.

 

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

 

ballardw
Super User

Did you run the code an examine the data set?

 

Look up SAS Date values. This a key bit of knowledge to work with SAS and dates.

 

 

jemayo
SAS Employee

SAS calculates dates as the number of days since January 1, 1960. Here, the date is exactly January 1, 1960, which is 0 days. So the answer to this question is 0.

 

Hope this explanation makes sense! 

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