|Date: ||Wed, 27 Jun 2001 09:48:19 -0400|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Dick March <rmarch@SFWMD.GOV>|
|Organization: ||South Florida Water Management District|
|Subject: ||Re: ssn#|
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Paula, Looking at the on-line help regarding "variable names," it is
stated, "A SAS variable name can be up to eight characters long. The
first character must be a letter (A,B,C,...,Z) or underscore (_).
Subsequent characters can be letters, numbers (0 to 9), or underscores.
No blanks are allowed. Two names (_N_ and _ERROR_) are reserved by the
SAS System." Thus, it appears that # is not a valid character in a SAS