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

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3.3. Defining Your Own Character Formats

Even with all the standard formats provided by SAS Enterprise Guide, there are times when you need something different. In those cases, you can create a user-defined format. Basically, user-defined formats allow you to specify a set of labels that will be substituted for specific values or ranges of values in your data. To do this, open the Create Format window by selecting Data Create Format from the menu bar.

Create Format window

To create a format for a character variable, select a Format type of Character. Then type a name for the new format in the Format name box. This name must be 31 characters ...

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