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SAS Certification Prep Guide, 4th Edition by SAS Institute

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Chapter 4: Identifying and Correcting Errors

  1. Correct answer: d
    Although you can write SAS statements in almost any format, a consistent layout enhances readability and enables you to understand the program's purpose. It is a good idea to begin DATA and PROC steps in column one, to indent statements within a step, to begin RUN statements in column one, and to include a RUN statement after every DATA step or PROC step.
  2. Correct answer: a
    To correct errors in programs when you use the Editor window, you usually need to recall the submitted statements from the recall buffer to the Editor window. After correcting the errors, you can resubmit the revised program. However, before doing so, it is a good idea to clear the messages from the Log ...

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