Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 14:48:16 -0500
Reply-To: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: Re: numeric precision
Not that I know of.
I just spent several weeks with an application that needed exact precision
to the penny when dealing with 10s of trillions of dollars. Had to write
my own routine to get numbers to the exact penny.
SQL, Summary and Data step would not calculate the exact answers - had to
write a routine that adds how we all learned how to add numbers in
In my 28+ years of using SAS, I never encountered this situation until
recently. Now I wonder all the applications I created that could result
in an error but I do not remember numbers getting bigger than a trillion
If you find something, let me know.
PS there is the Fuzz function for various Procs but no system option that
I know of to do what you want.