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ODS and data _null_ (on z/OS)

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ODS and data _null_ (on z/OS)

dear all,

does someone has the correct syntax in using STYLE attributes when programming in DATA _NULL_  ?

 

a piece I already have ;-)

 

ODS LISTING CLOSE;                        
ODS PDF NOTOC FILE=mypdf STYLE=sasweb  ;  
ods escapechar='^';                        
                                           
data _NULL_ ;                              
 SET verder  END=LAST;                     
 file PRINT ;                           
put @01 "^S={foreground=red textdecoration=underline}"     @01 "^S={foreground=red textdecoration=underline}"    
        haorgcd           5. '/'                          
        volg              2. "^S={}";                     
put @01 taal         $LA.                                  @01 taal         $LA.                                 
        crtn_dttm    $26.;                                
put @01 taal         $LB.                                  @01 taal         $LB.                                 
        tran_amt     commax17.2 ' '  ;
run;

 

I want to color, bold, . . .  some text        

Grand Advisor
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Re: ODS and data _null_ (on z/OS)

[ Edited ]

FILE Print does not honor any style options, it wants to create plain text.

FILE Print ODS may but you will have to provde a template for the table produced. The online documentation example for File Print ODS shows an example of creating a template with minimal style elements and then linking the data to the template.

The definition could look something like:

proc template;
define table phonelist;
      column name phone;
      dynamic colheader;
   define name;
      generic=on;
      header=colheader;

      style=data{fontstyle=italic fontsize=5};
   end;

   define phone;
      header='Telephone';
      style=datafixed;
   end;
end;
run;

You attach style elements to the variable as in the template above.

 

Then in the Data _null_ you reference the template and link variables to the definitions.

It may be easier to use PROC Print and style overrides.

SAS Super FREQ
Posts: 8,716

Re: ODS and data _null_ (on z/OS)

Hi:
To really take full advantage of style overrides with DATA _NULL_ you need to move to the Report Writing Interface, as shown in this paper in the RWI examples:
http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings16/SAS5762-2016.pdf (starting on page 16)

cynthia
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