08-13-2014 11:45 AM
Given the following OPTIONS statement:
libname A 'SAS library reference';
libname F 'SAS library reference';
options fmtsearch = (A F.X);
What is the second location searched for formats?
D.SAS supplied formats
The answer is C.
However I feel it should be Library.formats which doesn't appear as answers at all.
What do you guys feel about?Can anyone explain it to me? Thank you so much!Usingocati
08-13-2014 01:51 PM
According to the documentation, you are correct. I might let SAS off on a technicality, however.
Note that when you create a format, you are not permitted to use a name that SAS has already defined in its list of existing formats. For example, this program would fail because monyy is not permitted as a name:
value monyy 1='Hey';
So when SAS searches for a format, it first looks to see if the format is on the list of SAS-Institute-supplied formats. Then it follows the FMTSEARCH rules which in this case would begin with WORK.FORMATS.
At best, the question is not clear in what it asks for.