Output 18.4 HTML File Produced by ODS
The DATA Step and ODS
The Output Delivery System (ODS) is a method of delivering output in a variety of
formats and making these formats easy to access. ODS provides templates that define
the structure of the output from DATA steps and from PROC steps. The DATA step
enables you to use the ODS option in a FILE statement and in a PUT statement.
ODS combines raw data with one or more templates to produce several types of output
called output objects. Output objects are sent to destinations such as the LISTING
destination, the PRINTER destination, or the HTML destination. For more information,
see “Routing and Customizing SAS Output” on page 157. For complete information
about ODS, see the SAS Output Delivery System: User’s Guide.
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