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Date Format

Date Format

Date Format

(OP)
I have column which looks like:

1112
1113
1114
1115
...
...

I need it to look like this:

11/12
11/13
11/14
...
...

Thanks

RE: Date Format

Hi,

See in PDF "SAS Language Reference: Dictionary" in "Chapter 3: Formats" the section on MMDDYYw. format for details.

CODE

data _null_;

  length txtDate $5
         numDate 8
         ;
  /*--  as text - not so nice  */
  txtDate = '0225';
  txtDate = substr(txtDate,1,2) !! '/' !! substr(txtDate,3);
  put '  Brute Force Text: ' txtDate;

  /*--  as numeric date  */
  numDate = '25-FEB-2011'd;
  put ' Full numeric Date: ' numDate YYMMDD10.;
  put 'Short numeric Date: ' numDate MMDDYY5.;

  /*--  to store from number as text:  */
  txtDate = put (numDate, MMDDYY5.);

run;

OUTPUT:
  Brute Force Text: 02/25
 Full numeric Date: 2011-02-25
Short numeric Date: 02/25
 

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