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Date:         Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:38:08 -0400
Reply-To:     Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject:      Re: consistency of sorting a date or time var in num and char

you could also create your own datetime format:

proc format; picture mydatetm low-high = "%Y-%0m-%0d:%0H:%0M:%0S" (datatype=datetime); run; Gerhard

On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:20:59 -0500, Kevin Myers <KevinMyers@AUSTIN.RR.COM> wrote:

>Formatted order same as numeric: > >For date values: yymmddn8. or yymmdd10. >For time values: tod11.2 (assumes your time values have hundredths of >seconds) > >As far as I know, there is no built-in format for datetime values that would >produce the same sort order for formatted values as for the underlying >numeric values. You would either have to roll your own or perhaps use an >expression like: >dtformatted = put(dt/86400,yymmdd10.)||" "||put(dt,tod11.2); > >Hope this helps. > >s/KAM > > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Ya Huang" <ya.huang@AMYLIN.COM> >To: <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> >Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:33 >Subject: consistency of sorting a date or time var in num and char > > >> Hi there, >> >> Obviously sorting a date var as numeric is different from a date9. >> formatted character, since '03JAN2009' is ordered after '03APR2009'. >> But '03JAN2009'DT should have the same order as '01032009'. For time >> var, a time5. formatted string will not have the same order as the >> underline numeric var, since time5. is not zero padded. >> >> I wonder what kind of formatted date, time or datetime var have >> the same order as the underline numeric var. >> >> Thanks >> >> Ya >>


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