ODS (Output Delivery System)
This page is part of the
Base SAS Community and is an "anchor point" for
lots of information regarding SAS ODS (Output Delivery System).
New and Notable
The ODS document is production in SAS 9 and was preproduction in Release 8.2.
With it, you can rerender ODS output
without rerunning procedures. You also have more control over the
structure of the output.
The ODS HTML destination was introduced in Version 7 and adds more features with every new release.
The ODS MARKUP statement is production in SAS 9 and was preproduction in Release 8.2.
ODS MARKUP exports procedural output in a variety of markup languages,
including your own custom tagsets.
ODS PACKAGES ODS packages enable ODS destinations to use the
SAS Publishing Framework, which is a feature of SAS Integration Technologies.
ODS PDF This destination is part of the ODS PRINTER family. You can send SAS output to a
PostScript, PCL, or PDF file.
ODS RTF This destination became available in Release 8.1
to facilitate opening files in Microsoft Word. Read about this destination, as well as the RTF tagset.
ODS and Microsoft Excel SAS R&D and Technical Support representatives
share tips, sample code, and FAQs for exporting SAS output to Microsoft Excel.
SAS Notes and Concepts for ODS R&D developers and Tech Support gurus answer the most frequently asked questions.
ODS Titles from SAS Press
Add the following SAS Press books to your ODS resources.
Archive: ODS in Versions 7 and 8
The ODS developers, testers, and technical writers are very excited about the potential of these new capabilities. You can
send electronic mail to
with your comments.