VIEWS News 64 (2021Q2) has been published!


VIEWS News issue 64 has now been published. It is a little later than planned, but still in Q2!

This newsletter issue contains an article from new VIEWS Consultant Steve Bloom on avoiding variable truncation when appending data sets, and I have added an article on macro syntax specifically to encourage discussion and a report on the recent virtual SAS Global Forum. As usual I have publicised some SAS-related events for the next few months, and I have also added some more SAS formats, options and functions that you may or may not have come across before, but you might find interesting, and even useful.

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Philip Holland

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