specifies a numeric
variable whose values weight the values of the analysis variables.
The value of the variable does not have to be an integer. If the value
of variable is
Note: Prior to Version 7 of SAS,
the procedure did not exclude the observations with missing weights
from the count of observations.
Weight Value
PROC REPORT Response
0
Counts the observation
in the total number of observations
Less than 0
Converts the value to
zero and counts the observation in the total number of observations
Missing
Excludes the observation
Restriction:PROC REPORT will not compute MODE when a weight variable
is active. Instead, try using PROC UNIVARIATE when MODE needs to be
computed and a weight variable is active.
Tip:When you use the WEIGHT statement, consider which value
of the VARDEF= option is appropriate. See VARDEF=
and the calculation of weighted statistics in Keywords and Formulas for more information.
Details
Weight Information Is Not Saved
When you store a report
definition, PROC REPORT does not store the WEIGHT statement.