Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:37:34 -0500
Reply-To: Francis Harvey <HARVEYF1@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Francis Harvey <HARVEYF1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Create a date column
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Speaking only for myself, I am appreciative that Paul took the time to
and post a more detailed review of this subject. Rather than evidence of
"showing off", it illustrates the fact that Paul is aware that this list is
than just a simple question-and-answer forum; a fact that you seem to have
forgotten. If you feel the responses to a question were lacking, I suggest
focus on your own response rather than berate those who seek to educate the
in a manner that you don't approve of.
Francis R. Harvey III
VB programmers know the wisdom of Nothing
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Biff Canlett [mailto:Biff@CANLETT.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 9:52 AM
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.VT.EDU
> Subject: Re: Create a date column
> I've read and re-read your last posting several times and I can't find
> a single item that will be useful to Matthew P. Wolf the original
> poster. I can't help but think you are much more interested in
> showing off your vast knowlege than in helping a new SAS user.
> The fact is that with all the help he received, no one suggested that
> he associate a date format with the newly created date. If he prints
> the new date field SAS will output the date serial looking like an
> integer, and if he is new to SAS dates it will not be meaningful to
> him. Of course it will be meaningful to you, but I wasn't trying to
> help you.