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Displaying special symbols and superscripts using data _null_

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Displaying special symbols and superscripts using data _null_

Hi All ,

1) The below sample code works perfectly with PROC report  to display the symbols alpha and beta  using ther unicodes, but the same macro variables are unable to resovle in the report if we create using data _null_using  PUt statement

ods escapechar="^";

%let alpha = ^{unicode 03B1};
%let beta = ^{unicode 03B2};

data have;
    length x y $ 20;
    x="&alpha";
    y="&beta";
run;

ods listing close;
ods rtf file="path\report.rtf";
proc report data = have nowindows;
    title &alpha β
    define x/"name &alpha" width=20;
    define y/"name &beta" width=20;
    footnote "symbol=&alpha and &beta";
run;
ods rtf close;
ods listing;

code that does not display special symbols using PUT statement in data _null_
data _null_ ;
file print ;
  set have ;
   put @10 "&alpha.          &beta.";
   put @10 "X"  @15 "Y" ;
run ;

can anyone suggest what needs to be modifed to display the symbols alpha and beta in this code.

2) Also suggest how to dispaly super script -1 in reports  using UNICODE or any other method .

3) Any suggestion how to display Δ this symbol in report .

Thanks in advance  for your suggestions .

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Re: Displaying special symbols and superscripts using data _null_


http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/odsug/65308/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p11xia2ltavr8ln17srq...

ods escapechar="^";

%let alpha = ^{unicode 03B1};
%let beta = ^{unicode 03B2};
%let delta= ^{unicode 0394};



data have;
    length x y $ 20;
   
x="&alpha";
    y=
"&beta";
    z=
"delta";
run;





ods listing close;
ods rtf file="~/report.rtf";
proc report data = have nowindows list;
   
title &alpha &beta δ
    define x/"name &alpha" width=20;
   
define y/"name &beta" width=20;
   
define z/"name &delta" width=20;
   
footnote "symbol=&alpha and &beta ^{super -1} &delta";
run;
ods rtf close;
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Posts: 7,363

Re: Displaying special symbols and superscripts using data _null_

As far as displaying an uppercase delta in proc report will the following provide what you want?:

^{unicode 0394};


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