I have this statement written but when I run the code my format statement doesn't print. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
data work.HW6; set TMP1.hw6;proc format; value $TestSite 'Thoracic'='T' 'Lumbar-Spine'='LS'; value TypeOfImaging 1='MRI' 2='CT' 3='Plain';proc sort data=work.HW6 nodupkey; by descending dos;proc print data=work.HW6;run;
You would have to associate the Format with the variables that you want to use it.
Example: (Assumes that variables Thisvar and Thatvar are in the data set, Thisvar is a character variable and that you want those variables to show the formatted values.
proc print data=work.HW6;
FORMAT thisvar $testsite. thatvar TypeofImaging. ;
If you want a variable to use a format by default then you make the association permanent by assigning it in a data step or use the utility procedure Datasets to modify the set as such.
The data step version would look like:
format thisvar $testsite. thatvar TypeofImaging. ;
The format does not actually have to exist in your session when assigned the variable but you should make sure it is available when you want to use it.
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