Examining the Components of an ODS Style Template Definition

You don't have to know how style templates work in order to be able to use them. However, you do need to learn something about them if you want to be able to modify them. The SOURCE statement in PROC TEMPLATE can list the source code for a style template definition. The following step lists the source code for the Default style.

PROC TEMPLATE;
   SOURCE Styles.Default;
RUN;

This step produces a list in the SAS log that is hundreds of lines long. To keep things simple, we're just going to look at a small sample of the code. Figure 13.7 shows the lines of source code that affect the titles in your output. This includes the default SAS title ("The SAS System ...") and any titles you add ...

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