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xxformat_com
Barite | Level 11

Hi,

 

In the axistable, it is possible to use the attrid= option as in most statements of proc sgplot.

In my tests, I get the same result with textgroupid=.

 

What is the benefit of using textgroupid= over attrid=?

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DanH_sas
SAS Super FREQ

The TEXTGROUP/TEXTGROUPID options are used to control the text attributes (family, style, etc.) from an attributes map. If you are only controlling the color, use the ATTRID/COLORGROUP combination. 

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DanH_sas
SAS Super FREQ

The TEXTGROUP/TEXTGROUPID options are used to control the text attributes (family, style, etc.) from an attributes map. If you are only controlling the color, use the ATTRID/COLORGROUP combination. 

xxformat_com
Barite | Level 11

Thanks Dan,

 

So there is no much value in using colorgroup= with attrid= given that textcolor attribute can be added in the mapping dataset when using textgroup= with textgroupid= and offers more attributes (textweight...).

 

Do you have in mind a case when colorgroup= with attrid= would be more valuable ?

 

DanH_sas
SAS Super FREQ

The COLORGROUP / ATTRID combination predates the addition of the TEXTGROUP / TEXTGROUPID support. If you know you are going to use an attrmap with your axis table, the TEXTGROUP / TEXTGROUPID choice will give you the most flexibility, since you can control the full set of text attributes. However, there are a couple of things to note:

  1. The TEXTGROUP option REQUIRES you use an attrmap. If the TEXTGROUPID is not specified, then we will look for ATTRID. If that is not there, then TEXTGROUP will be ignored.
  2. The COLORGROUP option can be used with or without an attrmap. If you want it to use an attrmap, just add the ATTRID option.

Hopefully, this clears things up for you.

xxformat_com
Barite | Level 11
Thank you Dan. It clears things.

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