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The SAS Programmer's PROC REPORT Handbook: Basic to Advanced Reporting Techniques by Jane Eslinger

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Chapter 2: Concepts – How PROC REPORT Works Behind the Scenes

2.1 Introduction

2.2 General Execution

2.3 Compute Blocks

2.3.1 COMPUTE Statement

2.3.2 Execution of Compute Blocks

2.4 Referencing Report-items

2.5 Left to Right Availability

2.6 Repeating GROUP or ORDER Variable Values

2.6.1 Character Variables

2.6.2 Numeric Variables

2.6.3 Undesired Repeating Values

2.7 Column Widths

2.8 Date Variables

2.9 Temporary Variables

2.10 Sorting and the ORDER= Option

2.11 Paging

2.1 Introduction

This chapter covers the behind-the-scenes mechanics of PROC REPORT. The chapter discusses the very important topics of how compute blocks work and how to reference variables – two concepts that no other procedure has. You have to know how to reference a report-item ...

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