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Coonvert PD to Julian date format in SAS

 
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piglet

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Coonvert PD to Julian date format in SAS
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Is there a way to convert a packed decimal format date into Julian Date?

I need to convert the value below 20061208 into a date format that SAS can understand.

Code:
../.?
00628
2010C


I need this to be able to calculate the difference between this date (20061208) and today's date (DATE()).

Thanks!
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Alan Voss

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:11 am    Post subject:
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data dates;
infile dates;
input @1 pd_dt pd5.;
sas_dt = input(put(pd_dt,z8.),yymm8.);
format sas_dt yymmdd10.;
diff = today()-sas_dt;
run;

proc print data=dates;
run;
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for your help!

This worked beautifully! icon_biggrin.gif
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