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Quick Format Question

Hi All:

Just a quick question - is there a format with decimals that does not produce leading zero?

I am using a format of 15.2, which prints "0.00" for zero and I would like to see ".00"  - no leading zero.

I would rather not use a custom format if it can be helped.

Thoughts ??

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Re: Quick Format Question

As far as I can see, the only way you can achieve this is with a picture format.  The SAS online documentation gives an example of how to do this, it's near the bottom of the page (the NOZEROS format)

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/proc/61895/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a002473467.htm

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Re: Quick Format Question

If this is ONLY for 0

value myfmt

0 = '.00'

low - < 0 , 0< - high=[f15.2]

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