Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:16:09 -0400
Reply-To: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@ROGERS.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@ROGERS.COM>
Subject: When using length statement doesn't change format width
Can someone point me to documentation that talks about when using a length
statement, before a set statement in a data step, doesn't change the width of
the format statement?
My experience has always been that using a length statement to change the
width of a character variable results in simultaneously changing the width of
the format. However, I came across a case yesterday where that didn't hold.
Using a format statement, though, ended up changing both.
Is that particular behavior documented somewhere?
Thanks in advance,