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SAS-between not working

Posted on 2012-03-13
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Hi,
I am running below query getting no results but i can we have load_dte between
between 2012-01-23 and 2011-11-23 load_dte is numeric yymmdd10.

proc sql;
create table test1 as(
select count(*),LOAD_DTE from aa
where LOAD_DTE between 2012-01-23 and 2011-11-23
 );
quit;
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Question by:sam2929
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by:theartfuldazzler
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Hi

The issue is that SAS is not recognizing the  dates as you are using them... Try change the code as follows: (note: EArlier date first)


select count(*),LOAD_DTE from aa where LOAD_DTE between
"23nov2011"d and 23jan2012"d ;
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by:theartfuldazzler
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PS:
You may need a GROUP  statement:

select count(*),LOAD_DTE from aa where LOAD_DTE between
"23Nov2011"  and "23Jan2012"d
Group by LOAD_DTE;
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theartfuldazzler earned 500 total points
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Arghh, all the typos are killing me...

select count(*),LOAD_DTE from aa
 where LOAD_DTE between "23Nov2011"d and "23Jan2012"d
 Group by LOAD_DTE;
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