Doing more with SAS-ASSIST® 9.1
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Nov-09
SAS Institute Inc.
Page 01 of 280
Doing More With
Page 02 of 280
The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. Doing More With SAS/ASSIST ® 9.1. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.
Doing More With SAS/ASSIST® 9.1
Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA
All rights reserved. Produced in the United States of America. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher, SAS Institute Inc.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights Notice. Use, duplication, or disclosure of this software and related documentation by the U.S. government is subject to the Agreement with SAS Institute and the restrictions set forth in FAR 52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights (June 1987).
SAS Institute Inc., SAS Campus Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27513.
1st printing, January 2004
SAS Publishing provides a complete selection of books and electronic products to help customers use SAS software to its fullest potential. For more information about our e-books, e-learning products, CDs, and hard-copy books, visit the SAS Publishing Web site at support.sas.com/publishing or call 1-800-727-3228.
SAS® and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration.
Other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Page 03 of 280
4 Introduction 1
Typographical Conventions 1
Using SAS/ASSIST Software with This Document 2
4 Common Interface Features in SAS/ASSIST Software 7 Introduction 7
SAS/ASSIST Software Structure 7
Backing Out and Exiting SAS/ASSIST Software 8
Moving Between SAS/ASSIST Windows and SAS Windows 8 Returning to SAS/ASSIST Windows from the Output Window 9 Using the Command Line in SAS/ASSIST Software 10
Using ? to Display Choices 11
Additional Interface Items 12
4 Doing More with Data Management 15 Introduction 15
Converting a Character column to a Numeric column 15
Combining Data Using a Cartesian Product Match Merge 22
Creating a Format 28
Altering the Properties of a SAS Table 30
Transporting SAS Files Across Operating Environments 34
Transposing a Table 37
4 Doing More with Report Writing 43 Introduction 43
Limiting the Number of Rows for a Report 43
Adding More than Four Titles to a Report 47
Doing More with Tabular Reports 49
4 Doing More with the Report Engine 61 Introduction 61
Opening and Using the Report Engine Window 62
Modifying a Report Using the Cmd Field 65
Modifying a Report's Column Order, Headers, and Formats 66
Modifying a Report with Usages 68
Using the Column Information Window 70
Choosing a Different Report Type 72
Inserting Date and Time Stamps in Titles and Footnotes 74