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Procedures under OpenVMS

FORMAT Procedure: OpenVMS

Creates user-defined formats and informats.
OpenVMS specifics: location of temporary formats and informats
See: FORMAT Procedure in Base SAS Procedures Guide



PROC FORMAT <options(s)>;

Note:   This is a simplified version of the FORMAT procedure syntax. For the complete syntax and its explanation, see the FORMAT procedure in Base SAS Procedures Guide.  [cautionend]


specifies the options that control the behavior of and information about formats and informats.


The FORMAT procedure enables you to define your own informats and formats for variables.

Under OpenVMS, temporary formats and informats are stored in the temporary catalog FORMATS.SASEB$CATALOG in your Work library.

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