04-05-2018 05:47 PM
It depends, but usually you would use a data step and the YEAR() function for starters.
You can run the example below.
data year_demo; set sashelp.stocks; year = year(date); run;
I would like to extract the only year from the date as a new variable how do I write the program?
04-05-2018 05:48 PM
It depends on how your date is stored - for example if it's a SAS datetime you can use the date part function http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=lefunctionsref&docsetTarget=p0rttbu7w62xgzn1damccyuwpld8.htm&... or if it's a character then the substr function http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=lefunctionsref&docsetTarget=n0n08xougp40i5n1xw7njpcy0a2b.htm&...
If you tell us how it's stored we can give you a concrete example.