Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 20:29:33 -0400
Reply-To: Anthony Ayiomamitis <ayiomamitis@IBM.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Anthony Ayiomamitis <ayiomamitis@IBM.NET>
Subject: Re: Column lengths in SQL
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Anthony Ayiomamitis wrote:
> I do not think that this is an SQL limitation as I tried a small
> example with a PROC SQL step and was able to generate and store a string
> that happened to be 150 bytes in length.
... the maximum length string I can generate directly within a PROC
SQL step is 200 bytes. Can someone with or without an SAS/SQL manual
please confirm or deny?
The strange thing is that I purposely did not create a table to hold
this string but had the string go directly into a macro (using INTO
:MACROVAR) which recent discussion has documented bytes in the tens of