Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 09:12:45 -0600
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: SAS Viewer problem???
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Raymond Lee asked:
> We have non SAS programmers who often view SAS data sets using SAS Viewer
> and copy block of data into Excel. I think SAS Viewer's great tool.
> However, recently one of the non programmers noticed that SAS viewer
> doesn't show the correct value sometimes. When I use FSP product, I can
> see the correct values. Now, we can't trust SAS Viewer any more.
> Has anyone had similar problem before? If you have, did you find out the
> reason why SAS Viewer behavior like that? Thanks!
> Raymond Lee
I actually had this problem recently and thought it had something
to do with DBMS/Copy. I was converting a SPSS dataset to SAS
and then looking at it in SAS Viewer v6 and I noticed that what
should have been 0.5 values were being shown by SAS Viewer v6
as 10! I thought there was a problem with the conversion process
but after confering with the programmer, he let me know that there
was a bug in version 6 and recommended that I download (for free)
version 7 from the SAS homesite. The new version has a slightly
different interface but seems fine. The only complaint I would have
with it is that I cannot edit my flat files in it and keep them with
their file specific extensions as I have been able to in version 6,
using it as a text editor program.
Good luck, John
Program Analyst, Sr.
Applied Gerontology Program
University of Alabama