Calcite | Level 5

## Multiple lines in a line diagram

Hi All,

I am rather new to SAS but I have been reading here for a while. At the moment I am facing a problem: I want to create a line diagramm with multiple lines in SAS.

My SAS dataset looks like this:

 City Time Intervall Degree of fulfilment Score A Jan. 16 20.01% 10 A Feb 16 24.00% 10 A Mrz 16 28.00% 10 A Apr 16 26.10% 10 A Mai 16 25.20% 10 A Jun 16 28.50% 10 B Jan. 16 25.00% 8 B Feb 16 25.00% 8 B Mrz 16 25.53% 8 B Apr 16 27.00% 8 B Mai 16 30.43% 8 B Jun 16 31.32% 8 C Jan. 16 18.40% 9 C Feb 16 19.00% 9 C Mrz 16 20.56% 9 C Apr 16 20.10% 9 C Mai 16 22.00% 9 C Jun 16 25.78% 9 D Jan. 16 26.35% 12 D Feb 16 25.00% 12 D Mrz 16 27.40% 12 D Apr 16 28.50% 12 D Mai 16 28.90% 12 D Jun 16 31.31% 12

On the x axis there shouid be the time intervall and on the y axis the degreee of fulfilment (0 - 100%). I dont need the variable score. I want to have the different cities as lines in my diagram but this seems to be rather complicated in SAS. Does anyone have an idea how to do this?

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Diamond | Level 26

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

Should be very simple, shell code:

```proc sgplot data=have;
xaxis...;
yaxis...;
series x=time_interval y=fullfilment / group=city;
run;```

However I can't provide anything further than that - firstly you have not provided your test data as a datastep so I cannot tell if those are numeric values, dates etc.  To get things in order on the axis you may need to apply a format to them and convert to number.

If you need any help on graphs I can recommend this site which has code examples of most graphs:

http://blogs.sas.com/content/graphicallyspeaking/

Super User

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

I've taken the liberty of rewriting a few of your Time Interval values.

Something Like this?

``````data have;
informat Time_Interval MONYY5.;
input City \$ Time_Interval Degree_of_fulfilment Score;
format Time_Interval MONYY5.;
datalines;
A	Jan16	20.01	10
A	Feb16	24.00	10
A	Mar16	28.00	10
A	Apr16	26.10	10
A	May16	25.20	10
A	Jun16	28.50	10
B	Jan16	25.00	8
B	Feb16	25.00	8
B	Mar16	25.53	8
B	Apr16	27.00	8
B	May16	30.43	8
B	Jun16	31.32	8
C	Jan16	18.40	9
C	Feb16	19.00	9
C	Mar16	20.56	9
C	Apr16	20.10	9
C	May16	22.00	9
C	Jun16	25.78	9
D	Jan16	26.35	12
D	Feb16	25.00	12
D	Mar16	27.40	12
D	Apr16	28.50	12
D	May16	28.90	12
D	Jun16	31.31	12
;

proc sgplot data=have;
series x=time_interval y=Degree_of_fulfilment / group=city;
run;``````

Super User

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

You can of course do a lot of stuff to make the graph more presentable, but does this solve your problem?

Calcite | Level 5

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

Thanks a lot to everybody.

@PeterClemmensen

This comes close to what I want to have but my real dataset is a lot bigger, so I need to have a datastep without the writing the datalines. On the y axis I need a range from 0 to 100%. I hope you understand what I mean.

Super User

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

@PeterClemmensen Was using sample data. In your code, replace the DATA = HAVE statement with your own dataset name instead of HAVE.

Super User

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

What @Reeza said. And since your Degree_of_fulfilment is already represented in percentage terms, simply  do this

``yaxis min=0 max=100 label = 'Degree Of Fulfilment (Percent)';``
Calcite | Level 5

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

Ok, thx a lot. I will try this.

I get a JPG-Output. Can I have the diagram in SAS too, so that I can export it to Excel?

Calcite | Level 5

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

No, this doesnt seem to be possible. Maybe there is a way to have the graph in SAS instead of JPG-file.

Meteorite | Level 14

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

With SGPLOT, you can create industry standard output formats, such as PNG, PDF, etc.  You can get a PNG output and include that in Excel workbook by using the ODS EXCEL destination.  It is not clear what you mean by "graph in SAS file".

Calcite | Level 5

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

Sorry, I was talking ot the SAS Output.

Calcite | Level 5

## Re: Multiple lines in a line diagram

I am having a diagram now but I would like to modify the line styles and the axis.

My code is:

title1 'Degree of fulfilment (in %)';
footnote1 height=2 angle=90 ' ';

proc sgplot data=have;
format time_interval ddmmyy10.;
series x=time_interval y=degree_of_fulfilment / group=city;
yaxis values=(0 to 100 by 10) valueshint display=(nolabel);
xaxis values=(20258 to 20748 by 14) valueshint display=(nolabel);
run;

However SAS doesnt adapt the axis although it should (SAS 9.2). I have been searching on the internet but it somehow doesnt work and I dont know why.

Is there also a way to choose the colors and forms of the lines in the diagram without writing a new code?

In SAS 9.4 there is the order keylegend but in SAS 9.2 it doesnt seems to be possible to change the location of the legend..

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