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How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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Re: How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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

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Re: How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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

 

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Re: How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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

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Re: How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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.

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Re: How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

Posted in reply to MikeJenista
umm .. this does not address drilldown to smaller aggregations that divide by 1,000 would be more appropriate.
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Re: How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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.

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Re: How to create million format to measure in SAS VA

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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