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converting a date in sas

converting a date in sas

converting a date in sas

data Customer2;
set Customer1;
format TotalSalary Dollar10.2;
format Birthdate MMDDYY10.;

In Customer1 the date is in this format   22AUG1966:00:00:00
I used this formula to convert the date to the desired format of 08/22/1966.  It would be the same for other dates.  However the code is not converting the date as I want.  Any ideas as to why.

RE: converting a date in sas

Just to make sure: the SAS format basically changes the >output< format, it does not change the content of the variable. You read in a datetime, you want date only displayed. Add line "BirthDate = datepart(BirthDate);" and you should be set.


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