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How to convert char(date) to date to get noumber of months

How to convert char(date) to date to get noumber of months


I have text columns
date1 = 20135 (2013 is year and 5 is month)
date2 = 20109 (2010 is year and 9 is month)

I want to convert text in to date to get the number of months

I am using proc sql any idea how to do this in proc sql?


RE: How to convert char(date) to date to get noumber of months

Well you could use the informat YYMMn. This will set the date value to the first of the month in question.

So in your case May 1, 2013

Here is an example that presumes that your variable with the '20135' value is named mydate.

proc sql;
create table test as
select *, input(mydate, yymmn6.) as mynewdate
from mydataset

I hope that this helps you.


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