Creating Character Variables
Unlike other programming languages such as R, Java or C++, there are only two types of variable in SAS:
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"; Run;
This DATA Step will create two character variables: Name and Class. They both contain character values.
Create a data set that contains the following variables:
Restaurant: Burger King
Name the data set as Food.
Need some help?
Make sure you enclose the character data in quotation.
Restaurant = "Burger King";
NumEmploy = 5;
Location = "Toronto";