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SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User’s Guide by Philip R. Holland

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CHAPTER 8

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Everyday Uses for SAS Output Delivery System (ODS)

Interfacing with external programs does not necessarily require a direct connection. Sometimes, being able to create a file in the correct file format is sufficient. This chapter shows you how to prepare SAS program output suitable for Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice, Adobe Reader, or a web browser just by changing a few program statements.

The Output Delivery System (ODS) was introduced into SAS software in version 7 and replaced the various output routines used by SAS procedures, thus simplifying maintenance of the SAS reporting routines and also providing users with ...

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