Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 19:43:07 GMT
Reply-To: Stan Wheeler <swheeler@MY-DEJA.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Stan Wheeler <swheeler@MY-DEJA.COM>
Organization: Deja.com - Before you buy.
Subject: Re: Can names of variable exceed 8 in version 8?
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Yu Zhang <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm very interested to know if variable names can exceed 8 characters
> in SAS version 8? If not what's the reason to do so?
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> Before you buy.
Yes, long names are acceptable. The system also tracks the case of
variable names. So, for example, if a variable is introduced with name
TimeOfDeath all reports will print the variable name as TimeOfDeath.
Otherwise, since this is SAS, cases of variable names are ignored.
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