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Using PROC CONTENTS and a Macro to Convert Internal Data Values to their Associated Format Values

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by Mary F. O. Rosenbloom


Working with formatted data can be cumbersome and error-prone. Presented here is a method for using PROC CONTENTS and a macro to generate data-driven code that can be used to effectively convert the numeric internal data values to the character values dictated by the associated format.

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This paper was presented at the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) 2011 Conference in San Francisco, California.

This is an example of using a control file to generate macro code. I look forward to your comments!