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Date:         Tue, 14 Nov 2000 11:52:45 EST
Reply-To:     Bernard Tremblay <imaginasys@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Bernard Tremblay <imaginasys@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: SAS8 is case sensitive?
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Russel and Michael,

You are damned right. I tried to create many variables with different upper/lower case in the names, but I ended with only ONE variable. No matter if you have "options validvarname=uppercase or v7;". The documentation is not clear about that fact. Anyway why the heck have this dummy option "validvarname=upcase/v7/v6" since upcase and v7 are definitly the same options (except for printing)... Not very clear to my eyes !

Regards, \\\|/// \\ - - // ( @ @ ) +-----oOOo-(_)-oOOo--+-----------------------------------+ | Bernard Tremblay | | | CSST | Tel: (418) 528-9313 | | | Fax: (418) 528-1493 | | | Int: Bernard.Tremblay@csst.qc.ca | +----------------------------+---------------------------+ | Imaginasys enr | Res: (418) 658-1411 | | | Int: bertrem@videotron.ca | | | Hot: imaginasys@hotmail.com | +--------------Oooo--+-----------------------------------+ oooO ( ) ( ) ) / \ ( (_/ \_) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >From: "Newhouse, Russell" <Russell.Newhouse@PFIZER.COM> >Reply-To: "Newhouse, Russell" <Russell.Newhouse@PFIZER.COM> >To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >Subject: Re: SAS8 is case sensitive? >Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 10:59:19 -0500 > >Actually, the case affects display only. Referring to the variable name is >still case-insensitive. > >In other words, your variable would display as "HOSPID" in a PROC PRINT, >but >you can still refer to it as "hospid", or "HospID", etc. in your program. > >Russell Newhouse >Pfizer Global Research and Development, Ann Arbor >Clinical Informatics >Russell.Newhouse@pfizer.com > > >-----Original Message----- >From: Bruce Johnson [mailto:BJohnson@HCIASACHS.COM] >Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 9:53 AM >To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >Subject: SAS8 is case sensitive? > > >I've noticed that SAS 8 has become Case Sensitive....so when I'm looking >for >a >variable, "HOSPID" is not the same as "hospid". Is there a way to make SAS >ignore casing of variables? >_____________________________ >Bruce A. Johnson >Manager, Data Management >HCIA-Sachs >http://www.hciasachs.com >847-475-7526

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