Automagically Copying and Pasting Variable Names

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Abstract

Have you ever wished that, with one click, you could copy any table's variable names (or labels) so that you could paste them into your editor or possibly a Word file, powerpoint or spreadsheet? You can and, with just base SAS®, there are some little known but easy to use methods available for automating many of your (or your user's) common tasks.

Online Materials

Powerpoint Presentation

The presentation is shown in the box, below, but the behavior is different for different browsers. With Chrome, the pdf menu will appear if you move your pointer to the lower part of the box. Click on the menu's far left item, then you can PgDn through the presentation. Also, with Chrome's menu, one of the icons will let you save the file so that you can open it, directly, using the free Adobe Reader. With Explorer the menu appears if you move your pointer toward the upper part of the box, but is only needed if you want to save the pdf. With Firefox, clicking the >> symbol at the upper-righthand corner of the box lets you save the file.

Contact Info

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