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"DLen" in SAS System Viewer

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"DLen" in SAS System Viewer


Hi,

Some of our clients use SAS System Viewer to examine transport files. What is the meaning of the column DLen?

Thanks,

Laura

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Re: "DLen" in SAS System Viewer

LENGTH is the storage length of the internal value.  DLen is the length of the formatted value.

So normally a numeric variable will have LENGTH=8.  If the FORMAT is set to F12. then the display length would be 12.

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