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stataq
Quartz | Level 8

Hello,

 

When we run proc sql with dictionary.formats, we can get following information:

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Could any one tell me what 'B', 'U', 'C' stands for in col 'source'?

 

Thanks.

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ChrisNZ
Tourmaline | Level 20

From what I could see:

  • C means custom format (used-defined).
  • B means part of the SAS Base internal definitions.
  • U means coming from an external module. These modules are found in the SASFoundation/9.4/sasexe directory.
    For example formats B8601C* come from module UWIB8601. There is a file matching each module name in your sasexe directory.

 

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ChrisNZ
Tourmaline | Level 20

From what I could see:

  • C means custom format (used-defined).
  • B means part of the SAS Base internal definitions.
  • U means coming from an external module. These modules are found in the SASFoundation/9.4/sasexe directory.
    For example formats B8601C* come from module UWIB8601. There is a file matching each module name in your sasexe directory.

 

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