The data step object integrates the DATA step with ODS' document model,
which includes a table model. ODS' table model is based on the HTML table
model, which is a table-row-cell model. ODS' table model implementation
doesn't support the kind of random access you're describing.
Tables and spreadsheets are fundamentally different things.
Thanks for experimenting with the data step object.
I appreciate the elegance of the HTML-like cell-addressable approach to building table reports provided by the ODS Data Step Object. As I can do in HTML, I am trying to stack 2 cells in column 2 to complete a ROW_SPAN. Here is a picture of my intent.
row1:col1 row1:col2 row1:col3 row2:col2
In the following code, I want util2 to stack under util1.
Although it doesn't appear to be documented in the Help, the forum software supports preformatted text. All you have to do is enclose the text in bracketed pre and /pre tags. Here's what I think Dan wished to express:
| utilgrp | util1 | cmppm |
| | util2 | |
-- David Kelley, SAS
Sorry if I jump in like this, but how do I access documentation on the ODS data step object? I searched for it at the SAS 9.1 Online documentation at http://support.sas.com/onlinedoc/913, but couldn't find anything.
Furthermore, under the path Base SAS -> SAS Language Concepts -> Data Step Concepts -> Using DATA Step Component Objects, the only objects listed as available in a data step are the Hash object and the Hash Iterator object.
Message was edited by: DanielMastropietro at Mar 22, 2006 4:40 PM
Message was edited by: DanielMastropietro at Mar 22, 2006 6:44 PM