As I import an excel table with very long column head into SAS via SAS import wizard, the variable names (column heads) are truncated in sas dataset. How can I avoid the truncating?
SAS variable names are limited to 32 characters. You need to adapt your Excel headers to this limit.
Note that SAS has something called LABELS to provide nicer text for many uses that can be associated with a variable.
Very brief example:
label x ="The number of candy bars";
proc print data=have label;
Will the text of the label instead of the variable as a column heading.
By default most procedures will use the label (or at least part of it) in output. And Labels can be much longer than a variable name, 256 and can include characters like # ! @$%^&*() and so on.
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