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Formats

Hi,

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?

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Re: Formats

You only need to create the formats once. You can save formats to a catalog and reference them later. 

 

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings12/048-2012.pdf

 

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.

 

Ray

 

 

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