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Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS 9.4 by SAS Institute

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Understanding ODS Output Formats and Destinations

The Output Delivery System (ODS) enables you to produce output in a variety of formats that you can easily access. ODS creates various types of tabular output by combining raw data with one or more table templates to produce one or more output objects. The basic component of ODS functionality is the output object. The PROC or DATA step that you run provides the data component (raw data) and the name of the table template that contains the formatting instructions. The data component and table template together form the output object. These objects can be sent to any or all ODS destinations, such as PDF, HTML, RTF, or LISTING. By default, in the SAS windowing environment for Windows and UNIX, SAS ...

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