Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 11:12:26 -0800
Reply-To: subbhu <tataphani@GMAIL.COM>
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From: subbhu <tataphani@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Missing numeric values as blanks
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I used missing = '' option once in my macro my manager told me it is
Just for viewing purpose but it won't change the nature of dataset ,
what I mean is if I need to change the dataset or make it in a perm..
dataset then this option will work .....????
Richard A. DeVenezia wrote:
> The_Grudge wrote:
> > Okay, everything appears to be working okay.
> > However, I have a date field in my data that doesn't always contain a
> > value.
> > In these instances, I want the date to be blank, not a period!!!!!
> > How do I remove the period from blank dates?
> No need to swear. Try
> options missing=' ';
> SAS will render numeric values that are missing with a space instead of a
> period (the default).
> Richard A. DeVenezia