07-08-2016 05:13 PM
Do we have to use proc format statement everytime? If I do not use the statement but I have value labels with me (out of the dataset) and I can work while I put vlaues in MSword tables, is that ok?
07-18-2016 03:48 PM
You only need to create the formats once. You can save formats to a catalog and reference them later.
You can write SAS code to generate formats using the values / labels in a dataset. But normally it's faster to copy the labels from Word and paste them into your proc format code.
Hope this helps.