FORMAT Procedure: z/OS

Creates user-defined formats and informats.
z/OS specifics: LIBRARY= option in the PROC FORMAT statement


To create a new format, specify a valid libref as the value of the LIBREF= option. Specifying a valid libref creates a new format in the SAS 9 style in the FORMATS catalog. The FORMATS catalog is stored in the SAS library that is identified by the LIBRARY= option.
Beginning with SAS 9, you can no longer write Version 5 formats to a load library by using a ddname as the value of the LIBRARY= option. You can read Version 5 formats, but you cannot write them.

See Also

FORMAT Procedure in Base SAS Procedures Guide