You can hide unwanted columns in the Viewtable window. Select the column(s) you want to hide by clicking (plus optionally shift-click or ctrl-click) on the column name(s), then right-click on a column name and select Hide.
You can also create a VIEW which only includes the columns you want to see. Example:
proc sql; create view abc as select make,model,msrp,cylinders from sashelp.cars; quit;
thanks. It creates a new table.
I was wondering if similar thing could be done from the command line without creating a new table as my dataset is very big.
It does NOT create a new table, it creates a VIEW. These are different. A VIEW doesn't require that a brand new (and very large) data set be created; it allows you to VIEW the data set that already exists in ways that you specify, such as it allows you to view only specified columns of this large data set.
But it only can handle one variable one time.
Although this isn't as good a solution (in my opinion) as creating a view, this does work if you want to try it in the command line
hide type;hide drivetrain;hide origin
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