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Formating as thousands with rounding

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Formating as thousands with rounding

I want to print values like 1360 as 1.4 (thousand). Can this be done with formats, or do I have to calculate values?

Eg the following code, gives an output of

v1=1.3 v2=1.4

But I want v1 to look like v2.

proc format;

picture thousands low-high='000,000,000.9' (mult=.01);

data test;

v1 = 1360;

v2 = v1/1000;

format v1 thousands.;

format v2 comma10.1;

put v1= v2=;

run;

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Re: Formating as thousands with rounding

Posted in reply to BruceBrad

Perhaps something like this?

proc format   

picture thousands (ROUND)

LOW-<0  = '000,000,000,009.9'  (PREFIX='-' MULT=0.001)

0-HIGH = '000,000,000,009.9'  (MULT=0.001);

run;

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Posts: 134

Re: Formating as thousands with rounding

(Almost) perfect. I had missed the Round option. But (as I've just realised after testing) not quite correct. The mult options should be 0.01 not 0.001 to get thousands when you have one decimal place.

So the format should be

proc format;

picture thousands (ROUND)

   LOW-<0  = '000,000,000,009.9'  (PREFIX='-' MULT=0.01)

   0-HIGH = '000,000,000,009.9'  (MULT=0.01);

run;

SAS Super FREQ
Posts: 709

Re: Formating as thousands with rounding

Posted in reply to BruceBrad

Hi

Have a look at this discussion  it shows how to create your own rounding function, and then package this into a format. For your example, I guess you need to divide the rounded value by 1000.

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