i have a variable which holds big value (100000000000)...so when am using this value for further analysis , sas is coverting this value to exponential format(ex:7.50E+07)......i want to reamin the above big value same in the output.
i applied format variable_name best 32...........but nothing has changed
so kindly suggest any solution for this in order to remain the same value i.e big value
And what would the purpose hold for big_string as a CHARACTER type variable?
The key here is for the OP to understand the external (formatted) versus the SAS internal NUMERIC variable value, especially when used in a calculation or derivation of some type.
Using a FORMAT statement with a numeric variable is the key here.
There are several technical papers and SAS-hosted Language Reference: Concepts documentation available on this topic at the SAS support http://support.sas.com/ website - consider the Google advanced search argument (or use the SAS website SEARCH facility):
HI actually when am exporting this value to graph output , the sas graph is converting actual value to exponential value.
I mean this value (100000000) should be placedon x -axis in the sas graph..... but sas is converting this value to exponential (ex:1.00E+08)value this means if the value is more than 8 digits then sas graph is converting thay value to exponential....i just want the value on x-axis ahould be actual number but not exponential value.