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Populating a text field with the date value from a datetime field

Posted on 2011-09-05
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I reading in  DATEA ,FIELDA, FIELDB in a dataset.  Both FIELDA and FIELDB are text fields.
DATEA is a DATETIME Field.

If FIELDA is = "Y" and FIELDB is not populated I would like to move the DATEPART of DATEA to FIELDB.

How can I do this:  When I  just write the statement
FIELDB = datepart(DATEA)  I get 18884.  I  would like for this value to be able to formatted into a date in the text field FIELDB.

I would like to final result in FIELDB to be 8/15/2011.
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data [output];
  set [input]'
  if FIELDA eq 'Y' and FIELDB eq "" then
    FIELDB = PUT(DATEPART(DATEA), mmddyy10.);
run;
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