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Use headers longer then 32B in sas?

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Use headers longer then 32B in sas?

Hi,

Is there any way too use headers longer than 32B in SAS?

Can i somehow change my existing reports to consider longer headers?

/Best Regards Jacob

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Re: Use headers longer then 32B in sas?

Assign Label to your variables, it supports up to 256 character, and don't have to comply with SAS naming conventions.

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Re: Use headers longer then 32B in sas?

As Hai.juo has mentioned:

Variable Name - this is an identifier, keep it short and simple, makes coding a lot easier.  Its only for programming, so needs not have anything fancy.

Variable Label - this is the nice frilly output reference which won't be used in programming.

data want;

     set have;

     var="The variable is called var";

     label var "The label however here describes what var is for and is used in the output";

run;

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