Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 14:17:44 -0500
Reply-To: Rob Rohrbough <Rob@ROHRBOUGH-SYSTEMS.COM>
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From: Rob Rohrbough <Rob@ROHRBOUGH-SYSTEMS.COM>
Subject: Conditional LINE Statement in PROC REPORT
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Here is one for all you PROC REPORT heads. I would like to be able to
create a Break Line conditionally in PROC REPORT. This would be unlike the
technique proposed on pp.129-133 of the SAS Guide to the Report Procedure
(V6, 1st Ed). It would be one that actually saved paper by not creating the
lines when there is nothing to say.
My particular application is one that has appeared recently on the L - that
of dealing with health insurance claims. I would like to be able to put a
variable amount of information preceding the line items for a claim. The
line items would be the detail, and the base claim information would appear
in a variable number of break lines. I do that now for some reports - but
the number of lines is - by PROC REPORT's necessity - fixed.
I am interested in a PROC REPORT kind of solution. I have written more DATA
_NULL_s than I would like. I have sent a SASware ballot suggestion in - and
I know it has come up before. Besides the monumental effort it might cause
the developers in Cary to implement conditional Lines statements, any ideas?
Am I missing something (which is too frequent)?
TIA & have a great holiday,
Rob Rohrbough, CCP, Consultant Rohrbough Systems Design, Inc.
SAS Certified Professional V6/V8 A SAS Alliance Quality Partner
firstname.lastname@example.org 9215 Dorcas Street
(402) 343-1493 Omaha, NE 68124-2039