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How to print a character column of a dataset with numeric value having some format in proc report

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How to print a character column of a dataset with numeric value having some format in proc report

Hi Team,

 

 

I ahve a character column in sas dataset wth values like "100000" and "20000" etc.

Ia hve to use proc report

While getting dispalyed in excel sheet the numeric value should get displayed as 100,000.00

 

Plesea suggest

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Re: How to print a character column of a dataset with numeric value having some format in proc repor

Posted in reply to megha_sinha

You need just to change to excel column format.

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Re: How to print a character column of a dataset with numeric value having some format in proc repor

Posted in reply to megha_sinha

Yes, this is an Excel "feature", much like if you send out 0001, it will change it to 1.  The way around this is to to tell Excel what the format of the data is (rather than let it guess).  To do this you send extra tags out to the tagset output:

ods tagsets.excelxp file="....xlsx";
proc report data=have nowd;
  columns _all_;
  define abc / style={tagattr='...'};
run;
..

Here is a paper on it, you would set you tag as text for that, so its displayed as is.

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings10/031-2010.pdf

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