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SAS System Options


Specifying System Options in an OPTIONS Statement

The syntax for specifying system options in an OPTIONS statement is

OPTIONS option(s);

specifies one or more SAS system options that you want to change.

The following example shows how to use the system options NODATE and LINESIZE= in an OPTIONS statement:

options nodate linesize=72;

Operating Environment Information:   On the command line or in a configuration file, the syntax is specific to your operating environment. For details, see the SAS documentation for your operating environment.  [cautionend]

Specifying Hexadecimal Values

Hexadecimal values for system options must begin with a number (0-9), followed by an X. For example, the following OPTIONS statement sets the line size to 160 using a hexadecimal number:

options linesize=0a0x;

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