I have faced an interesting problem – I want to append some html tags to raw data in a SAS table. The purpose of this is that I want to make values of ACROSS variable to appear in different colors in HTML output generated by proc REPORT.
Within DATA STEP I change values :
‘value1’ ą ‘value1’
‘value2’ ą ‘value2’
and so on.
The interesting behavior of proc REPORT is that it replaces special symbols ‘<‘ and ‘>’ with < and > in HTML output. So, instead of seeing ‘value1’ in red and value2 in blue through internet browser, I see the whole expression ‘value1’ and ‘value2’.
Is it possible to set up proc REPORT or ODS options so that it would not replace special html symbols with their appropriate html codes ?