Im assuming its one of SAS's basic constraints that stops it from allowing a number from being a var name. Whats happening so far is that (when I do a Proc transpose) it puts an underscore prefix ('_') to it.
My question is when I do a proc print how do I get it to display the number instead? Im guessing the answer lies with using labels?
Yes, assign a SAS label, either using a LABEL statement or possibly using an ATTRIB statement. Also, you must code the LABEL option for PROC PRINT. And with PROC TRANSPOSE, look at the IDLABEL statement.