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Date:         Mon, 4 Jan 2010 17:53:55 -0800
Reply-To:     Patrick <patrick.matter@GMX.CH>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Patrick <patrick.matter@GMX.CH>
Organization: http://groups.google.com
Subject:      Re: &sysdate question
Comments: To: sas-l@uga.edu
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What oloolo tries to tell you here: &sysdate contains the start date of the SAS session (i.e. the date you connected via SAS EG to the server).

If you want the date of when the code was executed you have to use the SAS function date(), i.e:

%let rundate=%sysfunc(date(),date9.); data a; format a$7.; a= "&rundate" ; run; proc print;run;

or even better: %let rundate=%sysfunc(date()); data a; format a date9.; retain a &rundate. ; run; proc print;run;


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