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Encoding for NLS

Default SAS Session Encoding

The ENCODING= option is used to specify the SAS session encoding, which establishes the environment to process SAS syntax and SAS data sets, and to read and write external files. If neither the LOCALE= nor ENCODING= options is set, a default value is set.

Default SAS Session Encoding Values
Operating Environment Default ENCODING= Value Description
OpenVMS for integrity servers Latin1 Western (ISO)
z/OS OPEN_ED-1047 OpenEdition EBCDIC cp1047-Latin1
UNIX Latin1 Western (ISO)
Windows WLatin1 Western (Windows)

For a complete list of supported encoding values for a SAS session, see Encoding Values for a SAS Session.

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