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Blank Colored Separator Line Using Proc Report

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Blank Colored Separator Line Using Proc Report

Is there a way to create a blank colored line in SAS 9.2 using proc report.  The code would look something like this.

compute after location;

line ' ' style={background=lightblue}; 

endcomp;


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‎05-15-2015 12:51 PM
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Re: Blank Colored Separator Line Using Proc Report

Hi:

Do you mean like the pink line?

pink_divider_line.png

That was done in a COMPUTE block like this, you don't need CALL DEFINE unless you wanted to highlight one of the student's rows using CALL DEFINE, as shown in this paper: http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings13/366-2013.pdf on pages 13/14 at how CALL DEFINE is used to make the entire row purple.

  compute after age / style={background=lightpink};

    line ' ';

  endcomp;

cynthia

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Re: Blank Colored Separator Line Using Proc Report

I found this:

call define(_ROW_,'STYLE',   'style={background=cxeeeeee}');

However it looks like I need an if condition to correlate it to the blank computed line. Still looking for an example.

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Re: Blank Colored Separator Line Using Proc Report

It would be helpful if you make working example proc report that does close to what you want.  A blank colored line where and when are important to the method used to make it.

You can search for CALL DEFINE to find examples.

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‎05-15-2015 12:51 PM
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Posts: 8,743

Re: Blank Colored Separator Line Using Proc Report

Hi:

Do you mean like the pink line?

pink_divider_line.png

That was done in a COMPUTE block like this, you don't need CALL DEFINE unless you wanted to highlight one of the student's rows using CALL DEFINE, as shown in this paper: http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings13/366-2013.pdf on pages 13/14 at how CALL DEFINE is used to make the entire row purple.

  compute after age / style={background=lightpink};

    line ' ';

  endcomp;

cynthia

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Re: Blank Colored Separator Line Using Proc Report

Cynthia,

That is exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: Blank Colored Separator Line Using Proc Report

Hi:

  Just remember to try your stored process in all the possible client applications that could use it. Some clients only use SASReport XML (like PPT and Web Report Studio) and there is no guarantee that the LINE statement and/or the style override will be honored in ALL client applications. Especially since you are using 9.2, there were some issues with the LINE statement in stored processes in earlier versions of SAS. (19950 - Errors might occur when running a stored process containing PROC REPORT code in SAS® Web Rep...)

cynthia

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