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The Little SAS® Book for Enterprise Guide® 4.1 by Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter

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3.1. Applying Standard Formats in a Data Grid

When you open a Data Grid, SAS Enterprise Guide decides how the data should be displayed—how many decimal places to print, for example, and whether to use a dollar or percent sign. Most of the time this is fine, but sometimes you may want to change the way a column looks. You can do this by telling SAS Enterprise Guide to use a different display format.

Here is a Data Grid showing the Eruptions data table. The columns StartDate and EndDate use the default format for dates, MMDDYY10.0 (month followed by day and year), but SAS Enterprise Guide offers many other date formats. See section 1.10 for a list of commonly used formats.

Setting the Update Mode

If the data table is not already open, then open ...

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