Default Sorting Order of Characters in SAS

Default Sorting Order of Characters in SAS

Sorting Orders for Numeric Variables Numeric variables are sorted from the smallest-to-largest comparison and the sequence is as below. SAS System missing values (shown as a period or special missing value) negative numeric values zero positive numeric values. Sorting Orders for Character Variables PROC SORT uses either the EBCDIC or the ASCII collating sequence when…

Save SAS log to an external file : Proc Printto in SAS

PROC PRINTTO procedure is used to redirect log output and procedure output to files or printers. To save the output in an external file, specify the external file or the fileref in the PROC PRINTTO statement. Syntax: PROC PRINTTO <options>; Options in Proc Printto LABEL= It provides a description for a SAS log or procedure…

SAS Length Functions : LENGTH / LENGTHN / LENGTHC / LENGTHM.

SAS Length Functions : LENGTH / LENGTHN / LENGTHC / LENGTHM.

SAS Length Function: LENGTH is a character function in SAS  used to find the length of the character string. There are 4 variations available in SAS to find the length of a string. These are the LENGTH, LENGTHN, LENGTHC and LENGTHM. The primary objective of all the length function is to return the length of the string however there are few variations in how these functions work and return the length.