## diff b/n value and invalue in Proc Format

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# diff b/n value and invalue in Proc Format

hi,

I am sorry that , asking very basice questions in SAS.

what is the difference b/n the VALUE and INVALUE  statments in Proc format..

proc format;

value  \$convert

'A+' = 100

'A' = 96

'A-' = 92

'B+' = 88

'B' = 84

'B-' = 80

'C+' = 76

'C' = 72

'F' = 65;

run;

input @1 ID \$3.  @4 Grade .;

datalines;

001A-

002B+

003F

004C+

005A

;

run;

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‎02-12-2013 06:13 AM
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## Re: diff b/n value and invalue in Proc Format

Hi...

Value Creates Format, Invalue Creates an informat for reading and converting raw data values.

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Sanjeev.K

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## Re: diff b/n value and invalue in Proc Format

Hi Allu,

No questions is less improtant, all the questions are equally important. Feel free to as any kind of question on SAS. There are many good members in this group who will provide there valuable suggestions to you.

value statement is used to create the formats to convert the numeric to character and character to character.

An informat is created to read and convert the data values using the invalue statement. it is mainly used to read the character data and convert to numeric.

In the above case invalue will work better.

proc format;

invalue  convert

'A+' = 100

'A' = 96

'A-' = 92

'B+' = 88

'B' = 84

'B-' = 80

'C+' = 76

'C' = 72

'F' = 65;

run;

input @1 ID \$3.  @4 Grade \$;

datalines;

001A-

002B+

003F

004C+

005A

;

run;

Thanks,

Thanks,
Jag
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‎02-12-2013 06:13 AM
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