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

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Working with Text

The SAS Text Editor

The SAS text editor is an editing facility that is available in the Editor and SAS NOTEPAD windows of Base SAS, SAS/FSP, and SAS/AF software. You can edit text from the command line and from any line on which code appears in an edit window.
This section provides information about commands that you can use to perform common text editing tasks by using the SAS text editor. For more information about all SAS windowing environment commands, see Using SAS Windowing Environment Command Types.

Moving and Rearranging Text

Some of the basics of moving, deleting, inserting, and copying single lines of text have already been reviewed. The rules are similar for working with a block of text; simply use double letters ...

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