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DoingMore with SAS and ASSIST 9 Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243243D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-18
Document File: 277 page(s) / 3M

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SAS Institute Inc.

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DoingMore with SAS/ASSIST®9

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2002. Doing More with SAS/ASSIST ® 9. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

Doing More with SAS/ASSIST® 9

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

ISBN 1-58025-959-6
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4 Introduction 1

Overview 1

Typographical Conventions 1
Using SAS/ASSIST Software with This Book 2

Chapter 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

Chapter 3

      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

Chapter 4

      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

Chapter 5

      4 Doing More with the Report...