The PRINQUAL Procedure

Character OPSCORE Variables

Character OPSCORE variables are replaced by a numeric variable containing category numbers before the iterations, and the character values are discarded. Only the first eight characters are considered in determining category membership. If you want the original character variable in the output data set, give it a different name in the OPSCORE specification (OPSCORE(x / name=(x2)) and name the original variable in the ID statement (ID x;).