Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:24:03 -0600
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From: "./ ADD NAME=Data _null_;" <iebupdte@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Proc Format from SAS Dataset
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Your data needs at least on more variable FMTNAME.
780 options stimer=0;
781 data have;
782 input Start:$16. Description &$64.;
NOTE: The data set WORK.HAVE has 2 observations and 2 variables.
ERROR: Missing FMTNAME variable.
NOTE: The SAS System stopped processing this step because of errors.
788 proc format cntlin=have(rename=(description=label));
You can accomplish the desired result with a view.
791 data cntlin / view=cntlin;
792 retain fmtname 'school' type 'C';
793 set have;
794 rename description=label;
NOTE: DATA STEP view saved on file WORK.CNTLIN.
NOTE: A stored DATA STEP view cannot run under a different operating system.
796 proc format cntlin=cntlin;
NOTE: Format $SCHOOL has been output.
797 select $school;
797! *to see FMTLIB output;
NOTE: There were 2 observations read from the data set WORK.HAVE.
NOTE: There were 2 observations read from the data set WORK.CNTLIN.
On 2/19/09, Abc Unha <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a SAS dataset that contains Start value and end value. I would like
> to create format using that SAS Dataset. I want create format only using
> proc format (with out manipulating sas dataset)
> For e.g.
> Start Description
> UGA University of Georgia
> GTECH Georgia Tech
> I would like to read "Start" column and create a format to use Description.
> Is there anyway to directory read SAS dataset and creates format?