Creating Picture Formats with the FORMAT Procedure

A Brief Overview

The FORMAT procedure enables you to define your own formats for variables. The VALUE statement is commonly used to create numeric or character formats by defining character strings to display in place of values. Suppose you have airline data and you want to create several custom formats that you can use for your report. You need to create three different types of formats to do these tasks:
  • group airline routes into zones
  • label airport codes as International or Domestic
  • group cargo revenue figures into ranges
You can use PROC FORMAT with the VALUE statement to create two character formats, $ROUTES. and $DEST., and a numeric format, REVFMT.
Suppose one of the ...

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