Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 16:33:16 -0700
Reply-To: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
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From: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Subject: Re: Odd format behavior and workaround
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"Jeff Voeller" <c-jeff.voeller@MCI.COM> wrote:
>I strongly agree with you about the utility of "other", especially
>character formats. I hadn't done it in this case because the real
>(obviously I posted only a simplified excerpt) created the format via
>CNTLIN dataset with a numeric START variable. Makes it difficult to
>a final record with 'other' as the value in the same variable!
Not too difficult, but it is a bother.
I've argued for years that it should be possible to use code like
proc format cntlin=abc other='X'; run;
which would cause PROC FORMAT to assign X as the other label for all
formats in cntlin.
If you think that would be useful (or have an alternate syntax to
suggest), please send mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Manager, Technical Development
Metrics Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA