# How do dates work in SAS?

## How do dates work in SAS?

HOW DO YOU WORK WITH SAS DATE VALUES? When a variable is a SAS date value, you can easily apply operations such as addition and subtraction. To find the number of days between two dates, simply subtract the two SAS date variables.

## How do you create a date in SAS?

A SAS date can be created using the MDY function so that you supply the values for the month, day, and year values. data one; input month day year; datalines; 1 1 99 02 02 2000 ; /* Use the MDY function along with variables representing the month, day, */ /* and year values to create a SAS date.

**How are dates written in SAS?**

SAS date values are written in a SAS program by placing the dates in single quotes followed by a D. The date is represented by the day of the month, the three letter abbreviation of the month name, and the year. For example, SAS reads the value ’17OCT1991’D the same as 11612, the SAS date value for 17 October 1991.

**How do I get the current date in SAS?**

But, how do you get today’s date in SAS? In SAS, both the TODAY() function and the DATE() function give you the current date. These functions will return the number of days between the 1st of January 1960 and today.

### What is SAS time?

The Definition of a SAS Time and Datetime Specifically, SAS stores time as a numeric value equal to the number of seconds since midnight. So, for example, SAS stores: a 60 for 12:01 am, , since it is 60 seconds after midnight.

### What are SAS dates?

IN SAS dates are a special case of numeric values. Each day is assigned a specific numeric value starting from 1st January 1960. This date is assigned the date value 0 and the next date has a date value of 1 and so on.

**What is SAS date?**

SAS date value. is a value that represents the number of days between January 1, 1960, and a specified date. SAS can perform calculations on dates ranging from A.D. 1582 to A.D. 19,900. Dates before January 1, 1960, are negative numbers; dates after are positive numbers.

**What is the number format in SAS?**

There are two components in a SAS numeric format. The number of columns (width) v of the output and the number of decimal places. The SAS system uses floating-point representation referred to us as W.D, where W is the width and D is the number of digits to the right of the decimal place.

## What is SAS data format?

SAS data set format is an internal data set representation used by InfoSphere® DataStage ® to move data into or out of a parallel SAS interface operator. When data is being moved into or out of a parallel SAS interface operator, the data must be in a format that allows InfoSphere DataStage to partition it to multiple processing nodes.