|Date: ||Thu, 14 May 2009 13:53:41 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>|
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|From: ||Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: SUGI 17 and datediff function|
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I remember that conference fondly as well ... wound up getting to go even though they turned down the abstract I submitted. ;-)
I no longer have the Proceedings, but I do have an old copy of "Master Index to SUGI Proceedings." There is an entry for DateDiff MACRO (not function), listing a paper on pages 123-128. Perhaps Michael Ra. could work from that to zero in on the paper title and author.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Raithel
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: SUGI 17 and datediff function
JT posted the following:
> I've read about a datediff function that was shown in the proceedings
> from SUGI 17. I've tried to get my hands on this, but have not had
> any success. Does anyone out there have a copy of the proceedings and
> could provide me with the code for the datediff function, or if it's
> not a copyright violation, a copy of the paper about the datediff
> function would be even better.
JT, ah SUGI 17 - Honolulu Hawaii; Waikiki Beach!!!! Despite having "JUNKET" stamped all over it, my employer agreed to send me anyway. I still have fond memories of that SUGI, as well as the procedings, right here on my bookcase. Nice cover, eh?
A review of the Keyword Index does not net "datediff". If you could be so kind as to tell me the name of the paper or the author, then I will be glad to provide more details. Otherwise, it's aloha for me!
JT, best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
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