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gow
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can i convert date mm/dd/yyyy to character "mmddyyyy"

I need to concat the date information with the file name, however during concat the date variable changes to sas or hexadecimal format. Thanks Gowri

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pmroz
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Re: can i convert date mm/dd/yyyy to character "mmddyyyy"

Use the Format statement to convert to text:

a = today();

b = format(a, "mmddyyyy");

print(b);

Yields the result:

"05232012"

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gow
gow
Level I

Re: can i convert date mm/dd/yyyy to character "mmddyyyy"

thanks, This was exactly what i was looking for!!

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