Specifies the length of the numeric portion of the sequence field
in input source lines or data lines.
||configuration file, SAS invocation, OPTIONS
statement, SAS System Options window
||Input control: Data Processing
|PROC OPTIONS GROUP=
specifies the length in terms of bytes.
sets the minimum length to 1.
sets the maximum length to 8.
When SEQ=8, all eight characters
in the sequence field are assumed to be numeric.
specifies the length as a hexadecimal. You
must specify the value beginning with a number (0-9), followed by an
Unless the S= or S2= system option specifies
otherwise, SAS assumes an eight-character sequence field. However,
some editors place some alphabetic information (for example, the filename)
in the first several characters. The SEQ= value specifies the number of digits
that are right-justified in the eight-character field. For example, if you
specify SEQ=5 for the sequence field AAA00010, SAS looks at only the last
five characters of the eight-character sequence field and, if the characters
are numeric, treats the entire eight-character field as a sequence field.
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