Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 17:26:43 -0400
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Roger L. Lustig" <julierog@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: This Format and Length Change Shouldn't Be Difficult
Walter Davis wrote:
> I'm not entirely sure if this will work for your problem but I'm pretty
> sure it will. You need to set the length of the variable before setting
> the input data set.
Right! Specifically, LENGTH .... ; must be the second statement
in the DATA step, right after the DATA statement. Only then will
it re-length variables that already exist.