Base SAS Certification Questions Series - Part 5

The Global SAS certification exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE together. There are 60-65 multiple choice questions in Base SAS certification exam and candidate must achieve 70% score to pass multiple choice questions in  110 minutes.

We had started a series of articles to help you prepare for this examination. Here comes the fifth one covering few more.


Q13. A raw data record is shown below:

07Jan2002

Which one of the following in formats would read this value and store it as a SAS date value?

A. date9.
B. dmonyy9.
C. ddmmmyy9.
D. ddmmmyyyy9.

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Explanation: 

Date9. is the informat used to read this non-standard data (07Jan2002) into a number 15347 (that is number of days past from the Base date 01Jan1960).


Q14. The following SAS program is submitted:

data work.new;
mon = 3;
day = 23;
year = 2000;
date = mdy(mon,day,year); run;

Which one of the following is the value of the DATE variable?

A. a character string with the value ‘23mar2000’
B. a character string with the value ‘03/23/2000’
C. a numeric value of 14692, which represents the SAS date value for March 23, 2000
D. a numeric value of 3232000, which represents the SAS date value for March 23, 2000

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Explanation: 

Here mdy function will concatenate the month, day and year to make a complete date and store it as a number 14692 (that is number of days past from the Base date 01Jan1960).


Q15. The following SAS program is submitted:

data work.month; d
ate = input(’13mar2000’,date9.);
run;

Which one of the following represents the type and length of the variable DATE in the output data set?

A. numeric, 8 bytes
B. numeric, 9 bytes
C. character, 8 bytes
D. character, 9 bytes

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Explanation: 

Here, input function will convert the character value to numeric variable and a numeric variable always has a length of 8 bytes.



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