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Bogdan
Calcite | Level 5

I have something like

data one;

merge dataset1 dataset2;

.................

if var=1 then var='large';

else var='small';

run;

Now, the variable var is extracted from datasets 1 and 2 with a numeric format;however 'large' and 'small' are character and this generates errors.

How can I transform from numeric to character within the data step as created above?

I tried adding "format var $6.;" but this did not solve the problem.

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

proc format ;

value size 1='large' other='small';

run;

proc sgplot;

by var;

format var size. ;

run;

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art297
Opal | Level 21

Do you really want to assign new values?  Or, on the other hand, do you simply want the character values to appear in lists, reports and or analyses?  If it is the latter, you can create and assign a format.

Bogdan
Calcite | Level 5

I want to use the variable in

proc sgplot;

by var;

So yes, I do no necessarily need to assign new values, but I need more info.

Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

proc format ;

value size 1='large' other='small';

run;

proc sgplot;

by var;

format var size. ;

run;

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