Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 12:10:11 -0500
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From: WHITLOI1 <WHITLOI1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS System Viewer (6.12) gives wrong var. length
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I have been able to recreate your problem in 6.12. In version 8 the problem is
fixed. There they have two lengths "length" and "dlength". The length is 6 and
the dlength is 5.
However, it doesn't matter whether you want to see the data formatted or
you can still only see 5 characters. DLENGTH probably means the display length.
Ian Whitlock <email@example.com>
Subject: SAS System Viewer (6.12) gives wrong var. length
Author: Tom Frenkel <taf2@IS8.NYU.EDU>
Date: 3/8/2000 11:17 AM
I have a SAS dataset with a character variable of length 6, and formatted
as $5. When I look at this dataset with the SAS System Viewer, and go
into "Edit - Properties - Variables", it shows the length of this variable
to be not 6, but 5! This would certainly seem to be a bug. Has anyone
else noticed this strange behavior? Would anyone have a reasonable
explanation for this? I'm using version 6.12, under Win NT 4.0. Thanks!
Tom Frenkel <firstname.lastname@example.org>