Data Set [2-14]

Creating Character Variables

Unlike other programming languages such as R, Java or C++, there are only 2 types of variable in SAS:

Numeric and Character

Creating a character variable is easy. You simply need to enclose them with a quotation mark. 

Either single quotation ('John') or double quotation ("John") works. 


Data Test;
    Name = "John";
    Class = "Mathematics";

This DATA Step will create two character variables: Name and Class. They both contain character values.

(Try it!)

Tips: If you have the TEST data set opened while running the code, the data set will not get updated.


Create a data set that contains the following variables:

Restaurant: Burger King
NumEmploy: 5
Location: Toronto

Name the data set as Food

Need some help?




Need some help?

Get Hint

Get Solution