Reduction in the length of numeric variables

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Reduction in the length of numeric variables

Could any of them explain .

data test;

length x 4;

x=1/10;

y=1/10;

put x=;

put y=;

run;

data _null_;

set test;

put x=;

put y=;

run;

The values of x when executed in both data steps behave different. I know this is because of the length statement which i have used.

But could you please explain me in detail as i am not able to .

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Re: Reduction in the length of numeric variables

Posted in reply to laxmanpai

A similar questions is asked in the sas communities earlier,

Please check the thread in the link below to find the answer.

https://communities.sas.com/message/126825#126825

Thanks,

jagadish

Thanks,
Jag
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