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Calcite | Level 5

How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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Opal | Level 21

What do you want your million format to look like? You need to provide an example otherwise we just end up guessing.

Calcite | Level 5

Variable SUM_AMT=1,234,567,890 and want VA report to display formatted SUM_AMT value as 1,234.46


Calcite | Level 5

The closest format is BESTw.


Could SAS create something like BESTRw. (aka BEST Roman)


Value  >  BEST6.  > * (BESTR4.)

1,234   > 1.23 E3 > 1.23 K

1,234,567   > 1.23 E6 > 1.23 M

1,234,567,890   > 1.23 E9 > 1.23 B

1,234,567,890,123   > 1.23 E12 > 1.23 T

SAS Employee

I would just create a new column that divides this one by 1,000,000.  Then you can adjust the trailing digits after the decimal with the standard numeric format options.

Calcite | Level 5
umm .. this does not address drilldown to smaller aggregations that divide by 1,000 would be more appropriate.
Opal | Level 21

Depending on the type of reports you are developing, VA can scale numbers automatically. For example I have a number of VA graphs where I have applied the SAS DOLLAR format to the source data and the graph automatically labels and scales the axes with "$ millions". You might want to check this out.

Calcite | Level 5
Thanks! I need the Million formatted, firstly, in a CrossTab Report, then a graph would follow based on the data from CrossTab



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