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SAS 9.4 Language Reference, 6th Edition by SAS Institute

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SAS registry and 223
variable attributes 38
format 40
index type 40
informat 40
label 40
length 39
name 39
position in observation 40
type 39
variable labels 40
variable length 39
CPU performance and 205
not explicitly set 41
variable lists 49
defining arrays quickly 563
name prefix 50
name range 50
numbered range 49
special SAS name 50
Using the OF operator with 51
variable names 26, 39
reserved 39
variable type 39
not explicitly set 41
variable type conversions 44
automatic numeric-character 98
illegal character-to-numeric 88
variable values 406
variables 5, 38
_AT*_ 611
aligning values 45
automatic 48
automatically set to missing 86
BY variables 450
character 38
creating 41
creating with assignment statement 41
creating with ATTRIB statement 44
creating with FORMAT statement 43
creating with IN= data set option 44
creating with INFORMAT statement 43
creating with INPUT statement 42
creating with LENGTH statement 43
dropping 52
encrypting values 55
encrypting values examples 55, 56, 57
FIRST. 450, 455
in expressions 98
in WHERE expressions 179
keeping 52
LAST. 450, 455
maximum number of 39
numeric 38
numerical precision 38, 60, 62, 76
position in observations 40
reading data sets 467
renaming 52
setting values to missing in DATA step
90
updating data sets with new variables
503
user 611
VBUFSIZE= data set option
SAS views and 673
VBUFSIZE= system option
performance considerations 673
SAS views and 673
system performance 203
version compatibility 719
comparing SAS 9 to earlier releases
720
library engines and 721
SAS 9 file format 720
SAS 9 filename extensions 720
view descriptors 677, 706
view engines 746
viewBox (SVG) 315
aspect ratio 326
setting 324
static 326
viewers
supporting PNG format 311
viewport (SVG) 315
coordinate system 315
scaling documents to 324
views 5, 592, 669
as DATA step output 16
as input data source 14
benefits of 670
creating with DATA step 415
DATA step 671
I/O optimization and 200
indexes with 654
interface 669
level of protection 729
native 669
passwords with 729
PROC SQL 675
SAS/ACCESS 669, 677
versus data files 607
when to use 671
WHERE expressions and 191
VIEWTABLE
opening a data set in 380
VIEWTABLE window 380
editing cell values 389
moving columns 386
opening using SAS Explorer 380
opening using VIEWTABLE command
381
sorting by column values 387
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