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SAS 9 Output Delivery System User's Guide Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243214D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-18
Document File: 460 page(s) / 2M

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SAS Institute Inc.

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SAS® 9

Output Delivery System User's Guide

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2002. SAS ® 9 Output Delivery System User's Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9 Output Delivery System User's Guide

Copyright © 2002 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA.

ISBN 1-58025-742-9
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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 10


P A R T 2 Concepts 11

Chapter 2

      4 Fundamentals of the Output Delivery System 13 What Is the Output Delivery System? 13

Gallery of ODS Samples 14

Commonly-Used ODS Terminology 20

How Does ODS Work? 21

What Are the ODS Destinations? 24

What Are Table Definitions, Table Elements, and Table Attributes? 27

What Are Style Definitions, Style Elements, and Style Attributes? 28

Customized ODS Output 29

Summary of ODS 32

Chapter 3

      4 Output Delivery System and the DATA Step 35 Why Use ODS with the DATA Step? 35

How ODS Works with the DATA Step 36

Syntax for ODS Enhanced Features in a DATA Step 37

Examples 37

What's New v

Overview v

Details v

P A R T 3 ODS Language Statements 55

Chapter 4

      4 Introduction to ODS Language Statements 57 Definition of ODS Statements 57

Types of ODS Statements 57

ODS Statement Category Descriptions 58

ODS Statements by Category 59

Chapter 5

4 Dictionary of ODS Language Statements 61

P A R T 4 ODS Procedures 173

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Chapter 6 The DOCUMENT Procedure 175

Information about the DOCUMENT Procedure 175

Overview: DOCUMENT Procedure 175

ODS Document Features 175

Chapter 7

4 The TEMPLATE Procedure 177