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ODS TAGSETS.EXCELXP is not giving the desired output while printing character variable

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ODS TAGSETS.EXCELXP is not giving the desired output while printing character variable

Hello,

I am facing challenge in getting the desired output while exporting character variable using ODS tagsets.

 

Here is the code used:

 

DATA TEST;

INPUT PERC $10;

CARDS;

2%

<0.1%

0.035%

;

RUN;

 

ODS _ALL_ CLOSE;

ODS TAGSETS.EXCELXP FILE="TEST.XLS";

PROC PRINT DATA = TEST;

    VAR PERC / STYLE= {TAGATTR= 'FORMAT:@'};

RUN;

ODS TAGSETS.EXCELXP CLOSE;

 

SAS ODS Output in Excel:

 

PERC

----

0.02%

<0.1%

0.00035%

 

I would need the output as below (Same as Dataset):

 

PERC

----

2%

<0.1%

0.035%

 

Why would ODS Excel output give 0.02% instead of 2% while it is stored as a character variable in dataset.

Can anyone help me in getting the same output in excel as in dataset?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: ODS TAGSETS.EXCELXP is not giving the desired output while printing character variable

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Hi:
Microsoft has defaults and one of those defaults, typically, is to ignore some of the information you send it.

My recommendation is that, instead of formatting the field as text, you send Microsoft a Microsoft format using the correct style(data) syntax with PROC PRINT:
var PERC / STYLE(data)={TAGATTR='FORMAT:##0.###%'};

When I tried it, the numeric format worked better than using the @ to format as text.
cynthia

 

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Re: ODS TAGSETS.EXCELXP is not giving the desired output while printing character variable

Thank you so much Cynthia.. Really appreciate your help on this. I have tried, and it worked for me..
One last help, is there any format available in removing the dot in 2.% and give me 2%. This should solve my entire problem.
Thanks again!
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Posts: 3

Re: ODS TAGSETS.EXCELXP is not giving the desired output while printing character variable

Thanks much for your response.. will try with your solution today and get back to you.. thanks again..
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