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Date:         Mon, 24 Nov 2003 23:14:21 -0500
Reply-To:     "L. Bertolini" <bertolini.1@OSU.EDU>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "L. Bertolini" <bertolini.1@OSU.EDU>
Organization: Ohio State University
Subject:      Re: Four byte time informat
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Rob,

You could use a picture format. The sample below doesn't check for valid values, but you could easily modify it to do so.

Larry

proc format; picture timef low-high = '99:99' ; run; data a; infile cards; input time 4. ; put time= time= timef.; cards; 0737 1151 1245 1859 3489 ;

Rob Rohrbough wrote:

>In my wildest dreams, I would like to do the following: > >data _null_; > x = '1120'; > y = input(x, hhmm4.); > put x= y=; >run; > >SAS8 does not appear to have a four-character time format to input hours and >minutes, as in "hhmm4.", above. Am I wrong? There seems to be no "HHMM" >format, and neither time4. nor time5. work on a value like "1120". > >Any suggestions other than cracking the silly thing myself? (like >translating it to "11:20") > >TIA, > >Rob > > >Rob Rohrbough, Consultant Rohrbough Systems Design, Inc. >SAS Certified Professional V6/V8 A SAS Alliance Affiliate >rob@rohrbough-systems.com 9215 Dorcas Street >(402) 343-1493 Omaha, NE 68124-2039 >http://www.rohrbough-systems.com >


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