SAS Language Reference Dictionary
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-20
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SAS® Language Reference: Dictionary, Version 8
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4 Introduction 3
4 Data Set Options 5
Using Data Set Options 6
Data Set Options by Category 7
4 Formats 49 Definition 51
Using Formats 52
Byte Ordering on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms 55
Working with Packed Decimal and Zoned Decimal Data 57
International Date and Datetime Formats 60
Formats by Category 66
4 Functions and CALL Routines 199 Definitions 206
Using Functions 208
Using Random-Number Functions and CALL Routines 211
Pattern Matching Using Regular Expression (RX) Functions and CALL Routines 213
Base SAS Functions for Web Applications 213
Functions and CALL Routines by Category 213
4 Informats 629 Definition 631
Using Informats 632
Byte Ordering on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms 634
Working with Packed Decimal and Zoned Decimal Data 636
Informat Aliases 640
Informats by Category 640
P A R T 1 Dictionary of Language Elements 1
Changes and Enhancements v
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Chapter 6 Statements 743
DATA Step Statements 745
Global Statements 750