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Tips:Easy way to input date/times that contain an imbeded space

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If one has date/time data that includes a space between the date and time, you can read it directly with the anydtdtm informat as long as you put an ampersand, after the variable in the input statement, to read past the space. For example:

/* set datestyle option to reflect actual date format */
options datestyle=dmy;
data have;
  informat datetime anydtdtm18.;
  format date date9.;
  format time time8.;
  input datetime &;
14/9/2007 11:25:59
12/7/2010 15:25:59

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