The HHMMSS

w.
informat reads SAS time values in one of the following forms:

is an integer that
represents the number of hours.

represents a special
character that separates hours, minutes, and seconds.

is an integer that
represents the number of minutes.

is an integer that
represents the number of seconds. Fractional seconds are ignored.

If the input data is
six digits or less, SAS reads the data from left to right as hours,
minutes, and seconds. Any data less than six digits is padded to the
right with zeros. The first two digits are read as hours. Digits three
and four are read as minutes. Digits five and six are read as seconds.

1 is the same as 100000 or 10:00:00. |

02 is the same as 020000 or 02:00:00. |

124 is the same as 124000 or 12:40:00. |

1435 is the same as 143500 or 14:35:00. |

20345 is the same as 203450 or 20:34:50. |

165532 is the same as 16:55:32. |

When there are more
than six digits, SAS reads the last two digits from the right as seconds.
The third and forth digits from the right are read as minutes. The
remaining digits to the left of the minutes are read as hours.

2358444 is the same as 235:84:44. |

12545533 is the same as 1254:55:33. |

If the input data has
only one colon (for example, 17:35), the two digits before the colon
are read as hours. The two digits after the colon are read as seconds.
The number of seconds is 0.

Note: If a colon is omitted between
minutes and seconds, as in 12:3400, the 3400 is read as 3400 minutes.
3400 minutes adds 56 hours and 40 minutes to the 12 hours, resulting
in 68:40:00. See the following example.