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magicdj
Fluorite | Level 6

PROC CONTENTS has an OUT= option to ouput a dataset with variable attributes. type=1 is numeric and type=2 is character.  how to make it show as Num or Char instead of 1 or 2 in vars dataset?

   proc contents data=sashelp.class out=vars;
   run;

   proc print data=vars noobs;
     var varnum name type length;
   run;

 

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Define a format.

proc format;
value type 1='num' 2='char';
run;
proc print data=vars noobs;
  var varnum name type length format label;
  format type type.;
run;

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novinosrin
Tourmaline | Level 20

Hi @magicdj  Switch to using Dictionary tables-


proc sql;
  create table vars_new as
  select *
  from dictionary.columns
  where libname = 'SASHELP' and memname = 'CLASS' ;
quit ;
Library Name Member Name Member Type Column Name Column Type Column Length Column Position Column Number
in Table
Column Label Column Format Column Informat Column Index Type Order in Key
Sequence
Extended Type Not NULL? Precision Scale Transcoded?
SASHELP CLASS DATA Name char 8 24 1         0 char no 0 . yes
SASHELP CLASS DATA Sex char 1 32 2         0 char no 0 . yes
SASHELP CLASS DATA Age num 8 0 3         0 num no 0 . yes
SASHELP CLASS DATA Height num 8 8 4         0 num no 0 . yes
SASHELP CLASS DATA Weight num 8 16 5         0 num no 0 . yes
Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Define a format.

proc format;
value type 1='num' 2='char';
run;
proc print data=vars noobs;
  var varnum name type length format label;
  format type type.;
run;

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