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Date:         Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:12:58 -0400
Reply-To:     "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>"
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>"
Subject:      Re: Add Timestamp to dataset's name

On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 00:15:42 -0500, sas 9 bi user <sas9bi@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>All - > >Say I have > >data b; >set a; >run; > >I want to add a timestamp to B. When I try to do the below it errors out. > > data b_&systfunc( datetime() ); >set a; >run; > >This is what I would like B to be named as: > >b_10/27/2008_12:14AM > >Note - Date/time is what sysfunc generates at time of call (so the above is >at the time of this email writing for example). > >Any ideas? > >Thanks!

1. SYSFUNC is a macro function, not a macro variable, so prefix it with a percent sign rather than an ampersand.

2. SYSFUNC is spelled without a "T".

3. Include a format to express the datetime value as shown rather than as a string of digits.

4. Colons and slashes are not valid in data set names, so translate them to underscores.

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