Specifies the number of bytes SAS uses to store a variable's value
||in a DATA step
||length of numeric variables
- has the following form:
variable-1 <... variable-n>
- names the variable to be assigned to a length.
- indicates that the preceding variable or
variables are character variables.
- is a constant that specifies the number
of bytes. The length argument can range from 2 to 8 bytes for
numeric variables and from 1 to 32,767 bytes for character variables.
- changes the default number of bytes used
for storing the values of newly created numeric variables from 8 to the value
of n. Under CMS, n can range from 2 to 8
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