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Doing more with SAS-ASSIST® 9.1 Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244092D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Nov-09
Document File: 280 page(s) / 3M

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. Doing More With SAS/ASSIST ® 9.1. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

Doing More With SAS/ASSIST® 9.1

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-59047-206-3
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4 Introduction 1

Overview 1

Typographical Conventions 1
Using SAS/ASSIST Software with This Document 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 Engine 61 Introduction 61

Opening and Using the Report Engine Window 62

Modifying a Report Using the Cmd Field 65

Modifying a Report's Column Order, Headers, and Formats 66

Modifying a Report with Usages 68

Using the Column Information Window 70

Choosing a Different Report Type 72

Inserting Date and Time Stamps in Titles and Footnotes 74