Chapter 3: Converting Dates and Times into SAS Date, Time, and Datetime Values

3.1 Avoiding the Two-Digit Year Trap

3.2 Using Informats

3.3 The INFORMAT Statement

3.4 Listing and Discussion of Informats

In Chapter 2, I discussed translating SAS dates to the way we express them. How can we do the reverse? After all, if you have a date, time, or date and time that you need to store or manipulate, it won't be represented as a SAS date, time, or datetime value (unless it comes from another SAS data set). The translation from common date and/or time terminology to SAS is almost as easy as going the other way, and it is done in one of two ways: The first, discussed in Section 1.4, uses date, time, and datetime literals. While this works for a small ...

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