SAS Visual Analytics : Convert Numeric Variable to Date

This post describes how to convert a numeric variable to date format in SAS Visual Analytics.

Suppose a variable having date information is classified as a measure (numeric) variable type in SAS Visual Analytics . The task is to convert it to Date format variable.

We can create a new calculated data item using the TreatAs Numeric(advanced) operator.
Step I
Select Data >> New Calculated Item (See the image below)
New Calculated Item
Step II
Enter a Name for the calculated item

Step III

Enter the TreatAs function under the 'Numeric(advanced)' section. In the image shown below, 'Period_Num' is the variable that we want to change it from numeric to date.

SAS VA : Convert Numeric to Date

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