Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:19:36 GMT
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
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Subject: Re: Very Basic Q- Lenghts of a numeric variable
8 means 8 bytes not decimal points.
"Raj" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> data test;
> id = 999999999999999;
> After running this example, the length of the variable in sas shows as
> 8. Value in the table as 1E15
> Whats is going on?
> I read that sas numeric variable length is 8 .. does it mean it can not
> store a numeric variable of a 10+million value ??