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SAS System Options

FORMDLIM= System Option

Specifies a character to delimit page breaks in SAS output.
Valid in: configuration file, SAS invocation, OPTIONS statement, SAS System Options window
Category: Log and procedure output control: Procedure output

Syntax Description



Syntax Description


specifies in quotation marks a character written to delimit pages. Normally, the delimit character is null, as in this statement:

options formdlim='';


When the delimit character is null, a new physical page starts whenever a new page occurs. However, you can conserve paper by allowing multiple pages of output to appear on the same page. For example, this statement writes a line of dashes (- -) where normally a page break would occur:

options formdlim='-';

When a new page is to begin, SAS skips a single line, writes a line consisting of the dashes that are repeated across the page, and skips another single line. There is no skip to the top of a new physical page. Resetting FORMDLIM= to null causes physical pages to be written normally again.

Operating Environment Information:   The syntax that is shown here applies to the OPTIONS statement. 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]

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