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Date:         Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:55:27 +0100
Reply-To:     Roland <roland@RASHLEIGH-BERRY.FSNET.CO.UK>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Roland <roland@RASHLEIGH-BERRY.FSNET.CO.UK>
Organization: Universe Monitors
Subject:      Re: formating decimal values

This has cropped up on this newsgroup before and so I decided to write a macro solution. You can see it here: http://www.datasavantconsulting.com/roland/aligndp.sas

It can be linked to from the following page and you will see the macro comes with a test pack: http://www.datasavantconsulting.com/roland/sasautos.html

If anybody spots any problems while using the macro then let me know.

Roland

"Kristie Kooken" <kkooken@PDD.NET> wrote in message news:209DB5C96263544EBB6E1B1B8AEF01271F6F38@pddex1.pdd.net... > Hi SAS-L, > > I am having a problem displaying decimal values using a data _null_, > here is my problem.... > > I have a variable named bsa that was input using the best format. I > want to display this variable in a report using data _null_, > unfortunately, I am to only display however many decimal places there > are, and not pad the cases where there are no decimals with zeros. For > example, I have one value that is 2.333 and some others that are 1.5 and > some that are 5. I must display how they appear in the dataset and NOT > 2.333, 1.500, 5.000. > > Also, I need these values to lineup on the decimal place in the report. > > I made a counter variable that counts the number of place that exist > after the decimal: > > count= '8'||'.'||compress((length(trim(left((scan(bsa, 2, > '.'))))))-((scan(bsa, 2, '.'))='')); > > > I was using the 8. beginning part in order to generate a format... I was > making this variable a character variable being that character variables > tend to line up better in data _null_ (well, that been my experience..) > > > Then I was going to try to put this in a do loop... it works okay but > it seems really long and complicated.... I was hoping someone had > another solution. I haven't really dealt with such a problem before and > couldn't find a similar subject in the SAS-L archives. > > Thanks, Kristie


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