07-19-2016 07:06 PM
In a SAS VA Crosstab (VA 7.3) using either Data Visualization or Report Designer is there any way to remove a redundant Column Heading? In my case I'm displaying one measure in the crosstab underneath a date, for example Percentage:
201601 201602 201603 <== Crosstab Column Variable
Percentage Percentage Percentage <== Crosstab Measure
Percentage happens to be the measure variable name but there doesn't appear to be any way of removing the word Percentage from being repeated across all columns. I know I could assign a non-printable character to the variable label and VA would use that instead of the variable name but I suspect it would still show a blank column heading instead of removing it entirely. Is there a better way?
07-27-2016 07:30 PM - edited 07-27-2016 07:33 PM
On the Style tab, under Measure headings, try changing the background color of the Format property (this property affects the text) to match the Background color. You will have what look like blank cells, but you wouldn't have to change the name, which would affect everywhere the data item is used.
07-28-2016 04:32 PM - edited 07-28-2016 04:33 PM
That hides the text in the heading but still leaves the heading row in place. Its not ideal but I guess it is the easiest workaround.
I was thinking about how PROC REPORT handles a blank variable label in a heading and removes the heading row completely - maybe a nice feature for a later version?