Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 00:18:39 -0700
Reply-To: Andrew James Llwellyn Cary <ajlcary@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Andrew James Llwellyn Cary <ajlcary@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Organization: Cary Consulting Services
Subject: Re: Building a new datetime format
> I need to build a format and informat with the pattern CCYYMMDD:HH:MM.
> I hope to be able to copy the code for the DATETIME. format and
> have it put out the date in the desired format instead of the standard.
> It is not feasible to break up the datetime vars into date and time vars as
> this is an online application.
> Is this even possible (or legal)? Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
SFAIK All of the SAS Institute's compiled code is it's intellectual
property and is copyrighted and cannot be reverse engineered without
permission. You do not have source code for the SAS system.
Custom formats can be built in C (a possibly other languages) using the
SAS/Toolkit available from the SAS Institute. Here are descriptions of
the users guide
> Bob Drozd
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