Sometimes, data values are stored in the wrong type of variable.
For example, the dollar amount might be stored in a character variable as "$11,000".
The date value might be stored in a character variable as "18JAN1983".
While the data values are preserved, certain data manipulation tasks cannot be performed on the incorrect data type.
In this module, you will learn how to use the INPUT and PUT functions along with informat and format to convert data from one type to another. There are six relevant sample exam questions for this particular topic.
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