Adding Labels to Your Variables
Using Formats to Enhance Your Output
Regrouping Values Using Formats
More on Format Ranges
Storing Your Formats in a Format Library
Permanent Data Set Attributes
Accessing a Permanent SAS Data Set with User-Defined Formats
Displaying Your Format Definitions
If you are using SAS to produce listings and reports for others, you will want to make the output more readable and attractive. SAS formats and labels help you do this. They also help you to remember what each variable represents.
Many SAS procedures use variable labels to improve readability. You can create labels either in a DATA or PROC step. As ...