Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:44:50 -0800
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: What the hell, one more post - Date related
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This is an issue regarding variable types.. character vs numeric .
The fact that you see a "period" where the date is missing indicates
date field is numeric..To have the missing value appear as a blank you
simply need to convert the variable to character..hope this helps,
> Okay, everything appears to be working okay.
> However, I have a date field in my data that doesn't always contain a
> In these instances, I want the date to be blank, not a period!!!!!
> How do I remove the period from blank dates?