Usage Note 16867: Linear Model task in SAS Enterprise Guide generates column names that
are invalid in Base SAS
The Linear Models task in Enterprise Guide creates SAS data sets
containing P-value variables with names that begin with a number such as
1, 2, or 3. These are not valid variable names in Base SAS. Attempts to
access this data in Base SAS will generate the following error:
ERROR: The value 1 is not a valid SAS name.
In SAS, the same procedure code creates variables with names such as _1,
_2, or _3.
This difference in column names between SAS and Enterprise Guide is due
to the default setting of the VALIDVARNAME system option. Enterprise
Guide uses a default setting of ANY whereas SAS uses a default setting
You will need to set the value of the VALIDVARNAME system option to ANY
in your SAS session or change it to V7 within Enterprise Guide if you
intend to move the data between the two environments.
SAS Notes #014661 and #012607 document related issues with the
VALIDVARNAME system option and Enterprise Guide.
Operating System and Release Information
SAS Enterprise Guide
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
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