ATTRIB Statement: Windows

Associates a format, informat, label, and length with one or more variables.

Valid in: a DATA step
Windows specifics: length specification
See: ATTRIB Statement in SAS Statements: Reference


Syntax Description

Here is a simplified explanation of the ATTRIB statement syntax. For the complete syntax and its explanation, see the ATTRIB statement in ATTRIB Statement in SAS Statements: Reference.



specifies the length of the variables in variable-list. Under Windows, the length that you can specify for a numeric variable ranges from 3 to 8 bytes.


names the variables that you want to associate with the attributes.


Using the ATTRIB statement in the DATA step permanently associates attributes with variables by changing the descriptor information of the SAS data set that contains the variables.