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SAS 9.1 Output Delivery System Users Guide Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243135D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-16
Document File: 688 page(s) / 5M

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SAS® 9.1 Output Delivery System

User's Guide

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS ® 9.1 Output Delivery System: User's Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.1 Output Delivery System: User's Guide

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-59047-218-7
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P A R T 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 1

      4 Getting Started with the Output Delivery System 3 Welcome to the Output Delivery System 3
A Quick Start to Using ODS 3
Where to Go from Here 9

P A R T 2 Concepts 11

Chapter 2

      4 Output Delivery System: Basic Concepts 13 What Is the Output Delivery System? 13

Gallery of ODS Samples 14

Commonly Used ODS Terminology 21

How Does ODS Work? 22

What Are the ODS Destinations? 25

What Are Table Definitions, Table Elements, and Table Attributes? 29

What Are Style Definitions, Style Elements, and Style Attributes? 29

Changing SAS Registry Settings for ODS 31

Customized ODS Output 34

Summary of ODS 37

Chapter 3

      4 Output Delivery System and the DATA Step 39 Why Use ODS with the DATA Step? 39

How ODS Works with the DATA Step 40

Syntax for ODS Enhanced Features in a DATA Step 41

Examples 41


What's New vii

Overview vii

Details vii

P A R T 3 ODS Language Statements 59

Chapter 4

      4 Introduction to ODS Language Statements 61 Definition of ODS Statements 61

Types of ODS Statements 61

ODS Statement Category Descriptions 62

ODS Statements by Category 63

Chapter 5

4 Dictionary of ODS Language Statements 67

P A R T 4 The DOCUMENT Procedure 209

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P A R T 5 The TEMPLATE Procedure 259

Chapter 7

      4 TEMPLATE Procedure: Overview 261 Introduction 261

Terminology: TEMPLATE Procedu...