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Is there a way I cna have variable 'label' to be the same as variable name?

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Is there a way I cna have variable 'label' to be the same as variable name?

When I change a variable name I use the rename statement.
But then I have to go change the label name also.
Is there a way to force the label name to be the same as variable name?
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Re: Is there a way I cna have variable 'label' to be the same as variable name?

Either do not set the LABEL or set the label value explicitly to blank. Here is a discussion found on the SAS support http://support.sas.com/ website using the SEARCH facility:

Modifying Variable Attributes - scroll down to the "label" discussion:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/basess/58133/HTML/default/a001397456.htm

SAS Language Reference: Dictionary, LABEL Statement
http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lrdict/61724/HTML/default/a000201974.htm

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Re: Is there a way I cna have variable 'label' to be the same as variable name?

Hi,

Use Global Option NOLABEL;

this will make use variable names as labels.

Hope this will help you.

regards,
skm
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