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SAS Formats

HOW CAN I ADD FORMATS WOTHOUT PROC FORMAT PROCEDURE ?

IS IT POSSIBLE OR NOT ?

 

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WITH EXAMPLE?

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Re: SAS Formats

 

Don't write in ALL CAPS, it's shouting. 

 

You need to clarify your question. 

 

Formats are used to control the display of information, so by 'adding' a format do you mean creating a new format or applying a format to a variable. 

 

An example of applying a format is straightforward, and involves the format statement. 

 

Data stocks;
Set sashelp.stocks;

Format date worddate.;

Run;

Proc print data = stocks (obs=5) labels noobs;
Run;

You can't create a new format without proc format, in some manner.  

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Re: SAS Formats

I think you would handle this and your other inquiries better by taking the free online SAS Programming training.
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