`COEF`

variables ;

The COEF list is used with the sparse input format of the CONDATA= data set. The COEF list can contain more than one SAS variable, each of which must have numeric values. If the COEF statement
is not specified, the CONDATA= data set is searched and SAS variables with names beginning with `_COE`

are used. The number of SAS variables in the COEF list must be no greater than the number of SAS variables in the ROW list.

The values of the COEF list variables in an observation can be interpreted differently than these variables’ values in other observations. The values can be coefficients in the side constraints, costs and objective function coefficients, bound data, constraint type data, or rhs data. If the COLUMN list variable has a value that is a name of an arc or a nonarc variable, the th COEF list variable is associated with the constraint or special row name named in the th ROW list variable. Otherwise, the COEF list variables indicate type values, rhs values, or missing values.

When solving an LP, the values of the COEF list variables in an observation can be interpreted differently than these variables’ values in other observations. The values can be coefficients in the constraints, objective function coefficients, bound data, constraint type data, or rhs data. If the COLUMN list variable has a value that is a name of an LP variable, the th COEF list variable is associated with the constraint or special row name named in the th ROW list variable. Otherwise, the COEF list variables indicate type values, rhs values, or missing values.