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derekhe1988
Calcite | Level 5

Hi,

 

I tried to run the following query and the result keeps displaying as scientific notation. I need the sum to display as an integer. Is there anyway to resolve this issue? 

 

proc sql;
select sum(points) into :dsumpoints
from in1ernex;
quit;

 

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Tell PROC SQL to use a different FORMAT when it generates the text that it stores into the macro variable.  You also probably do not want to store leading spaces into the macro variable.

 

Plus there is no need to also send the result to the printer.

proc sql noprint;
select sum(points) format=best32. 
  into :dsumpoints trimmed
  from in1ernex
;
quit;

 

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Tell PROC SQL to use a different FORMAT when it generates the text that it stores into the macro variable.  You also probably do not want to store leading spaces into the macro variable.

 

Plus there is no need to also send the result to the printer.

proc sql noprint;
select sum(points) format=best32. 
  into :dsumpoints trimmed
  from in1ernex
;
quit;

 

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