This module will show how to read date variables, use date functions, and use date display formats in SAS. The following is a sample of some of those formats. 6-32 6 14/8/1963 MONYYw. month and year 5-32 5 JUN64 YYMMDDw. date values 6-32 8 . This will result in output containing the current value of yearcutoff.