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Is it possible put 'invisible' character elements in proc report?

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Is it possible put 'invisible' character elements in proc report?

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Hi, is it possible put 'invisible' character elements in proc report?

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Re: Is it possible put 'invisible' character elements in proc report?

Posted in reply to DmytroYermak

Well, ods escapechar tells SAS what character(s) to use to indicate an escape code, so you don't want ~w as the characters only the ~:

ods escapechar="~";

Note how I don't code all in uppercase.

 

Now I don;t know where your ~w is coming in, is it in the data, if so that change should work (and assuming w is a real code).  If not post some full code so can see.  Also, one option to remember on proc report is asis, which if you have spaces will show them, rather than trimming:

define var / style=(asis=on);

 

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Re: Is it possible put 'invisible' character elements in proc report?

Posted in reply to DmytroYermak
firstly, use
ods escapechar="~";

then  ~_  stands for a white blank .




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Re: Is it possible put 'invisible' character elements in proc report?

Thank you! I can review thoroughly a little bit later on, sorry for that.
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Re: Is it possible put 'invisible' character elements in proc report?

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Hi, the ESCAPECHAR sequence of ESCAPECHAR+underscore is an older form of syntax that was first introduced in SAS 8.3 to insert a "non-breaking space" -- not necessarily the same as a "white space".

The newer syntax is
ESCAPECHAR+{NBSPACE 1}.

So if Escapechar is defined at ~, then instead of ~_ you would have
~{NBSPACE 1} as shown here: http://go.documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=odsug&docsetTarget=p11xia2ltavr8ln17srq8vn4rnqc.htm&docset...

cynthia

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