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SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9, Third Edition by SAS Institute

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Chapter 3: Editing and Debugging SAS Programs

  1. As you write and edit SAS programs it's a good idea to
    1. begin DATA and PROC steps in column one.
    2. indent statements within a step.
    3. begin RUN statements in column one.
    4. do all of the above.
    Correct answer: d
    Although you can write SAS statements in almost any format, a consistent layout enhances readability and enables you to understand the program's purpose. It's a good idea to begin DATA and PROC steps in column one, to indent statements within a step, to begin RUN statements in column one, and to include a RUN statement after every DATA step or PROC step.
  2. Suppose you have submitted a SAS program that contains spelling errors. Which set of steps should you perform, in ...

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