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SAS 9.2 Language Reference Dictionary Second Edition Updated Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244050D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Nov-09

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SAS®9.2 Language Reference Databases


Second Edition

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2009. SAS ® 9.2 Language Reference: Dictionary, Second Edition. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.2 Language Reference: Dictionary, Second Edition

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P A R T 1 Dictionary of Language Elements 1

Chapter 1

      4 Introduction to the SAS 9.2 Language Reference: Dictionary 3 The SAS Language Reference: Dictionary 3
Syntax Conventions for the SAS Language 4

Chapter 2

4 SAS Data Set Options 9

Definition of Data Set Options 10

Syntax 10

Using Data Set Options 10

Data Set Options by Category 12

Dictionary 14

Data Set Options Documented in Other SAS Publications 71

Chapter 3

4 Formats 81

Definition of Formats 84

Syntax 84

Using Formats 85

Byte Ordering for Integer Binary Data on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms 88

Data Conversions and Encodings 89

Working with Packed Decimal and Zoned Decimal Data 90

Working with Dates and Times Using the ISO 8601 Basic and Extended Notations 94

Formats by Category 99

Dictionary 108

Formats Documented in Other SAS Publications 277

Chapter 4

4 Functions and CALL Routines 287

Definitions of Functions and CALL Routines 297

Syntax 297

Using Functions and CALL Routines 299

Function Compatibility with SBCS, DBCS, and MBCS Character Sets 304

Using Random-Number Functi...