Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:48:50 -0400
Reply-To: Jim Groeneveld <jim.1stat@YAHOO.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Jim Groeneveld <jim.1stat@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: OT: Do we have SAS function to Indicate Time Zone
I hate time zones and DST as far as the Windows NTFS (New Technology File
System) is concerned! FAT systems only store local times but with NTFS (and
Unix file systems as well I think?) times are internally stored as GMT (or
UTC) and only represented differently depending on the time zone (and DST).
The result is that if I store the current time inside a SAS dataset and/or
in the name of a dataset during the summer there is a time difference of an
hour with the Windows time during the winter!
Regards - Jim.
Jim Groeneveld, Netherlands
Statistician, SAS consultant
My computer, my wife and I will attend SGF 2009 near Washington.