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SAS Programing Certification Exam
Practice Questions & Answer set-38

Practice Question 182

The following SAS program is submitted:
libname temp 'SAS-data-library';
data work.new;
set temp.jobs;
format newdate mmddyy10.;     qdate = qtr(newdate);

ddate = weekday(newdate);     run;
proc print data = work.new;
run;
The variable NEWDATE contains the SAS date value for April 15, 2000.
What output is produced if April 15, 2000 falls on a Saturday?
A. Obs newdate qdate ddate
1 APR152000 2 6
B. Obs newdate qdate ddate
1 04/15/2000 2 6
C. Obs newdate qdate ddate
1 APR152000 2 7
D. Obs newdate qdate ddate
1 04/15/2000 2 7


Answer is D.

Practice Question 183

The following SAS program is submitted:
data work.report;
set work.sales_info;
if qtr(sales_date) ge 3;
run;
The SAS data set WORK.SALES_INFO has one observation for each month in the year
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2000 and the variable SALES_DATE which contains a SAS date value for each of the twelve months.
How many of the original twelve observations in WORK.SALES_INFO are written to the WORK.REPORT data set?
A. 2     B. 3     C. 6     D. 9

Answer is C.

Practice Question 184

The following SAS program is submitted:
data revenue;
set year_1;
var1 = mdy(1,15,1960);
run;
Which one of the following values does the variable named VAR1 contain?
A. 14     B. 15     C. 1151960     D. '1/15/1960'

Answer is A;

Practice Question 185

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

Answer is C.

Practice Question 186

The following SAS DATA step executes on Monday, April 25, 2000:
data newstaff;
set staff;
start_date = today();
run;
Which one of the following is the value of the variable START_DATE in the output data set?
A. a character string with the value '04/25/2000'
B. a character string with the value 'Monday, April 25, 2000'
C. the numeric value 14725, representing the SAS date for April 25, 2000
D. the numeric value 04252000, representing the SAS date for April 25, 2000

Answer is C.

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