Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:12:11 -0800
Reply-To: Frank DiIorio <frankdiiorio@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Frank DiIorio <frankdiiorio@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Any reason to limit var names to 8 characters?
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On Dec 31, 12:07 pm, tc...@ASHLANDHOME.NET (Ted Clay) wrote:
> Please post a reply if you can think of any reason to limit your SAS
> variable names to 8 characters. The only reason I know of is to be
> compatible with version 6 of SAS.
If you're creating data that will be used outside your company,
standards may come into play. Data submitted to the FDA, for example,
must be SAS transport files. This means 8-character names and 40-
character labels. There are probably similar restrictions in other,