Including an Existing Format Within a Format Definition
When defining a format, you can include an existing format as part of the definition, as shown in the following example.
proc format; value band low-20000='Under 20K' other=[dollar10.2]; run; proc print data=sashelp.cars noobs; var make model invoice; format invoice band.; run;
Make Model Invoice Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4dr $20,573.00 Chrysler Sebring 4dr Under 20K Chrysler Sebring Touring 4dr $20,284.00 Chrysler 300M 4dr $27,797.00 Chrysler Concorde LX 4dr $22,452.00 Chrysler Concorde LXi 4dr $24,909.00 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 4dr $24,172.00 Chrysler Sebring convertible 2dr $23,451.00 Chrysler 300M Special Edition 4dr $30,884.00 Chrysler Sebring Limited convertible 2dr $28,613.00 Chrysler Town and Country LX $25,371.00 Chrysler Town and Country Limited $35,063.00 Chrysler Crossfire 2dr $32,033.00 Chrysler Pacifica $28,725.00 Dodge Durango SLT $29,472.00 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Under 20K Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Under 20K Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr $20,502.00