- is generally a sequence of operands and operators that form
a set of instructions that are performed to produce a resulting value. You
use expressions in SAS program statements to create variables, assign values,
calculate new values, transform variables, and perform conditional processing.
SAS expressions can resolve to numeric values, character values, or Boolean
- are constants or variables that can be numeric or
- are symbols that represent a comparison, arithmetic calculation,
or logical operation; a SAS function; or grouping parentheses.
- simple expression
- is an expression with no more than one operator. A simple
expression can consist of a
- is an expression that includes several operators. When SAS
encounters a compound expression, it follows rules to determine the order
in which to evaluate each part of the expression.
The following are examples of SAS expressions:
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