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Unstefan
Calcite | Level 5

Hello 

I'm working on a data which has numeric variable in the following way.

 

20061213
20061213
20061213
20061214

 

I tried converting it in to date format by using following code.

 

data TEST;

set recnou.rec19sep17;

format dtmep date8. ;

where CDFPRO='P';

keep nocont cnp dtmep unpaid;

run;

 

I'm getting following output.

 

********
********
********
********
********
********
********
********
********

 

can any one please tell me the reason for the above output and how do I rectify the problem.

i want the date to be mm/dd/yyyy

 

Thank you

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PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

You can't format it as a date because for that to work, the number has to be a legitimate SAS date value, in other words, it must be the number of days since Jan 1, 1960. Try this UNTESTED CODE

 

newvar=input(put(dtmep,$8.),yymmdd8.);
format newvar date8.;
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Paige Miller

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LinusH
Tourmaline | Level 20
If you have readable dates as numeric without a format, you need to transform the values.
First use put () to a text string, ind use input() to do the conversion using a specific informat that matches your current date format.
Data never sleeps
Unstefan
Calcite | Level 5

i solve it  right this

data TEST;

set recnou.rec19sep17;

DATE2 = INPUT(PUT(Dtmep,8.),yyMMDD8.);

FORMAT DATE2 MMDDYY10.;

where CDFPRO='P';

keep nocont cnp date2 unpaid;

run;

PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

You can't format it as a date because for that to work, the number has to be a legitimate SAS date value, in other words, it must be the number of days since Jan 1, 1960. Try this UNTESTED CODE

 

newvar=input(put(dtmep,$8.),yymmdd8.);
format newvar date8.;
--
Paige Miller

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