12-06-2013 07:44 PM
I am a fairly new SAS user and I am working on a research project. I downloaded what I thought was an SAS file and stored it on the server. I also created a .sas7bdat file. After completing the code and running in SAS, I get three errors
ERROR: Missing FMTNAME variable.
ERROR: Missing START variable.
ERROR: Missing LABEL variable.
Not sure what they mean or how to resolve so I can run my code. Any suggestions?
12-06-2013 10:39 PM
It means that code you are running contains a line like this:
proc format cntlin=SomeDataset;
And the dataset does not contain the proper structure that PROC FORMAT is looking for. Unfortunately, this is not a good place to begin learning SAS ... it's at least an intermediate-level topic.