SAS Default Date format. The default SAS format is based on the data type of the DBMS column. This option is used to convert DBMS date values to the correct SAS DATE, TIME, and DATETIME values during input operations, to convert SAS date values to the correct DBMS date values during output operations, and to prevent date type mismatches.".What is time format in SAS?
SAS rounds hours and minutes that are based on the value of seconds in a SAS time value. The HHMM format uses asterisks to format values that are outside the time range 0-24 hours, such as datetime values.How are dates stored in SAS?
SAS time values are stored internally as the number of seconds between midnight of the current day and another time value. SAS datetime values stored internally as the number of seconds between midnight, January 1, 1960, and the specified date and time.What is SAS format?
SAS Formats and Informats. An informat is a specification for how raw data should be read. A format is a layout specification for how a variable should be printed or displayed. SAS contains many internal formats and informats, or user defined formats and informats can be constructed using PROC FORMAT.