sas SAS Formats Using the format statement


Example

The format statement applies the given format to the specified variable for display purposes only, i.e. the underlying value does not change.

data example1 ;
  Date  = '02AUG2016'd ; /* stored as a SAS date, i.e. a number */
  Date2 = '31AUG2016'd ;
  format Date monyy7. Date2 yymmddn8. ;
run ;
DateDate2
AUG201620160831