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# Left Align Number Formatted Column in Proc Report

Is there a way to left align a numeric value that is formatted to a text value?  I am converting numbers to text values so that I can assign ordering, after the conversion the text is right aligned because it came from a number.

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‎06-28-2017 02:16 PM
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## Re: Left Align Number Formatted Column in Proc Report

Posted in reply to DavidPhillips2

left is an option in the define statement.

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## Left Align Number Formatted Column in Proc Report

Posted in reply to DavidPhillips2

Is there a way to left align a numeric value that is formatted to a text value.  I am converting numbers to text values so that I can assign ordering, after the conversion the text is right aligned because it came from a number.

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## Re: Left Align Number Formatted Column in Proc Report

Posted in reply to DavidPhillips2

You can use the LEFT function

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## Re: Left Align Number Formatted Column in Proc Report

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Is this an option in proc report?

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‎06-28-2017 02:16 PM
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## Re: Left Align Number Formatted Column in Proc Report

Posted in reply to DavidPhillips2

left is an option in the define statement.

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