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SAS VA: Convert category to geographic variable

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SAS VA: Convert category to geographic variable

Hi everyone!

I am trying to convert a category containing different regions of a country into a geographical variable. I am aware that SAS VA needs a special coding, as far as the region names are concerned, and I accomplished that in a preprocessing phase. However, I cannot change the variable type in the designing report section. The weird thing is that if I import the same column (variable) from a .csv file containing only that column (and not all the others), SAS VA recognizes it as a geographical variable by itself. Anyway, I would like to import all the variables from the same .csv dataset, and not to split them in a preprocess phase.

Does anyone have any suggestion?

Thanks in advance

Giorgio

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Re: SAS VA: Convert category to geographic variable

Hi Giorgio,


Can you share some more information about the problem you are having?

Specifically, what do you mean when you say that you cannot change the variable type?

Are you attempting the task as documented in the user's guide?

https://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/vaug/67500/HTML/default/viewer.htm#n0lwmd82he8anen1qnau...

Also, could you show us what the values of your geographic variable look like?

Thanks,

Sam

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