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Date:   Wed, 14 Nov 2007 12:26:38 -0800
Reply-To:   "Schwarz, Barry A" <>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   "Schwarz, Barry A" <>
Subject:   Re: Help with the date, please?
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But date. would still default to date7. which would produce a value in 2020, not in 2006 as desired.

-----Original Message----- From: Gerhard Hellriegel [mailto:snip] Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 2:56 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Re: Help with the date, please?

what you can also do is using the colon operator:

input ..... c : date.;


On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 15:01:08 -0800, Schwarz, Barry A <snip> wrote:

>c is misaligned with respect to your format. > >date. defaults to date7. which is also wrong for your data. > >-----Original Message----- >From: Vladimir Grechko [mailto:snip] >Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:00 PM >To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >Subject: Help with the date, please? > >The following code: > >options yearcutoff=1920 nocenter; >data d; > format b c date9.; > input a :$10. b date9. c date.; >cards; >26-Oct-06 26-Oct-06 26Oct2006 >; >proc print noobs; > var a b c; >run; > >... produces the following output: > a b c >26-Oct-06 26OCT2006 26OCT2002 > >Not sure how did I get 2002 in variable c and what should be done to >have the correct value. > >I will greatly appreciate your help!

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