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View the Properties of a Data Set

The columns in a SAS data set have specific properties, including the name, type, length, format, informat, and label. It can be helpful to know something about the columns in your data before you use the data in tasks and queries.

  1. In the project tree, right-click Products and select Properties from the pop-up menu. The Properties for Products window opens. You can see information about general properties such as the physical location of the data and the date it was last modified.

Properties window
Click to view the full window.

  1. In the selection pane, click Columns. Here you can view a list of columns in your data and the column attributes.

Properties window showing column properties
Click to view the full window.

  1. Click Cancel to close the properties window.

Next you save the project that you have created.

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