I am trying to create a permanent format with the goal of changing how skipped values are displayed in Proc Print. The character variable "Reason" is currently coded as ".SK" for skipped values. I would like them to display as "Skipped" when printed. Here is my code:
proc format library = MyFmt;
'.SK' = 'Skipped';
proc print data = Data1;
format Reason $ReasonFmt.;
The problem is that non-skipped values (e.g. "No applicable insurance" and "Patient transferred care") get truncated to 3 characters (e.g. "No " and "Pat"). Is there a way to change the display of ".SK" while maintaining the way all other values are printed?