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Date:         Tue, 9 Jan 2001 23:25:51 -0500
Reply-To:     Richard DeVenezia <radevenz@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Richard DeVenezia <radevenz@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
Subject:      Re: Any reason why DESCENDING is not a valid variable name?

Name literals are also valid in SCL code and SCL lists.

-- Richard DeVenezia - SAS Macros and AF Tools GreenBar model scl for viewtable - http://www.devenezia.com/downloads/sas/common/greenbar/

"Jonathan Goldberg" <Jonathan_Goldberg@MASTERCARD.COM> wrote in message news:862569CF.0080A250.00@mastercard.com... > Jack: > > Thanks for the information (which Kenneth Moody also kindly provided). I looked > it up on my reference CDROM. > > The section on "SAS Name Literals" notes the following under "Important > Restrictions": > > You can use name literals in a DATA step or a PROC SQL step only. > > So, according to the documentation, you cannot do what you did in proc sort. > But it works anyway. > > Jonathan > > > > > |--------+------------------------------> > | | "Jack Hamilton" | > | | <JackHamilton@firsth| > | | ealth.com> | > | | | > | | 01/09/01 04:37 PM | > | | | > |--------+------------------------------> > >--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -| > | | > | To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU, Jonathan_Goldberg@mastercard.com | > | cc: Peter@CRAWFORDSOFTWARE.DEMON.CO.UK | > | Subject: Re: Any reason why DESCENDING is not a valid variable | > | name? | > >--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -| > > > > I used the wrong term. It's "SAS name literals". > > If you have the online documentation in HTML format, look at the SAS Name > Literals section in the Language Reference. From the root address, it's at > <sashtml/lgref/z1031056.htm#z1031065> > > > -- > JackHamilton@FirstHealth.com > Development Manager, Technical Group > METRICS Department, First Health > West Sacramento, California USA > > > >>> <Jonathan_Goldberg@mastercard.com> 01/09/2001 1:20 PM >>> > > > Jack, Peter et. al.: > > "Name constant" is a new concept to me, also. > > I have searched the V8.0 documentation disk for it in vain. It does work, > though. > > Could anyone point me at a reference? > > Jonathan


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