Problem Note 13279: Line plot fails when assigned multiple variables which are not valid SAS
If you create the graph 'Multiple vertical column line plots using
overlay' in Enterprise Guide and you assign multiple variables that do
not have valid SAS names to the vertical axis, the variables are not
quoted properly in the PLOT statement. This will cause the task to fail.
For example, if you have variables named
that are assigned to the vertical axis, the task will fail as follows:
proc gplot data = work.sort3392;
plot var1 test1 * date var2 test2 * date /
ERROR 79-322: Expecting a *.
ERROR 76-322: Syntax error, statement will be ignored.
A Technical Support hot fix for this issue is available at:
Operating System and Release Information
SAS Enterprise Guide
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
For software releases that are not yet generally available, the Fixed
Release is the software release in which the problem is planned to be
A fix for this issue for Enterprise Guide 3.0 is available at: