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Statements under UNIX

ATTRIB Statement: UNIX

Associates a format, informat, label, or length with one or more variables.
Valid: in a DATA step
UNIX specifics: length specification
See: ATTRIB Statement in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary

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ATTRIB variable-list-1 attribute-list-1 <...variable-list-n attribute-list-n>;

Note:   Here is a simplified explanation of the ATTRIB statement syntax. For complete syntax and its explanation, see the ATTRIB statement in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary.  [cautionend]


specifies the length of the variables in variable-list. The minimum length that you can specify for a numeric variable depends on the floating-point format used by your system. Because most systems use the IEEE floating-point format, the minimum is 3 bytes.

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