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For all preproduction features, please read the disclaimer below.

Be aware that any preproduction features can change in later releases. Always check the current documentation for the most up-to-date information about production supported features.


The ODS LAYOUT statement is production starting in SAS 9.4. See the SAS Output Delivery System: User's Guide. The ODS LAYOUT statement is preproduction for SAS 9.0 through SAS 9.3.

ODS Report Writing Interface

ODS Report Writing Interface is production starting in SAS 9.4. See the SAS Output Delivery System: User's Guide.

This feature is preproduction in SAS 9.1.3 through SAS 9.3. Several bug fixes were made in the third maintenance release for SAS 9.2. If you are using this feature in SAS 9.2, upgrading to the third maintenance release is strongly recommended. The custom report writing (updated March 2009) capabilities are also more commonly referred to as DATA _NULL_ report writing, which has long been an integral part of the SAS reporting solution. The ODS Report Writing Interface is intended to fully embrace ODS features, provide pixel-perfect placement capabilities, and take advantage of the rich programming features from the DATA step.


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