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SAS Programming for Enterprise Guide Users, Second Edition by Neil Constable

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Chapter 6. Seeing Data Differently

  • Introduction 108

  • Basic Formats: The Create Formats Task 108

  • Reviewing Existing Formats 112

  • Creating Picture Formats 113

    • Formatting Numbers 114

    • Formatting Dates and Times 116

  • Multilabel Formats 117

  • Linking Formats 120

  • Using Formats as Look-up Tables 120

  • Creating Informats 122

  • Summary 123

  • Where to Look for More Information 123

  • Exercises 124

Introduction

Formats are one of the most deceptively powerful features of SAS.

The Create Format task in SAS Enterprise Guide focuses on formats that display a character string instead of one or more values in the data to be formatted. Even something that simple enables improved understanding and grouping of data, as well as easy type or value conversion.

There are other types of formats, though. ...

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