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The FORMS Procedure for SAS 9.1

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243412D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-20

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. Proc FORMS. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.


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4 The FORMS Procedure 1


Chapter 1

Overview: FORMS Procedure 1 Syntax: FORMS Procedure 3

Concepts: FORMS Procedure 9 Examples: FORMS Procedure 11

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Overview: FORMS Procedure 1

Syntax: FORMS Procedure 3

PROC FORMS Statement 3

    BY Statement 7
FREQ Statement 7
LINE Statement 8
Concepts: FORMS Procedure 9

Form Layout 9

Modes of Operation 10

PROC FORMS Operation Modes 10

In Continuous Mode, PROC FORMS Always Writes to an External File 10
In Page Mode, PROC FORMS Can Write Either to an External File or to the Procedure

Output File 10

Examples: FORMS Procedure 11

Example 1: Printing a Single Form Unit for Each Observation 11

Example 2: Printing Two Sets of Mailing Labels 14
Example 3: Writing Multiple Copies of a Label within a Single Set of Labels 16

Overview: FORMS Procedure

  The FORMS procedure produces labels for envelopes, mailing labels, external tape labels, file cards, and any other printer forms that have a regular pattern.

  For each observation in the input SAS data set, PROC FORMS prints data in a rectangular block called a form unit. For example, a mailing label is a form unit.

  Output 1.1 illustrates a simple mailing list produced with PROC FORMS. The statements that produce the output follow. The OBS= data set option limits to six the number of observations that PROC FORMS processes.

options pagesize=60 linesize=64 nodate


filename labels 'external-file';

proc forms...