SAS Institute Alert Note SN-010748

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Date: Tue Sep 02 2003 - 09:38:30 EDT

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    SN-010748 ***Alert Note***

    Underscores or pad character may remain as part of value

    Product: SAS/FSP
    Component: FSEDIT procedure or command
    Priority: ALERT

      Within the FSEDIT window of SAS/FSP software, if you zoom or unzoom
      either the FSEDIT window or the SAS window and then type text into a
      field that is displaying its underscores (default pad character) to
      indicate a blank value, the underscores may remain as part of the value
      when you press ENTER. For numeric fields, this results in an error
      because underscores are not valid characters in a numeric field. For
      character fields, no error is produced because underscores are valid

      The problem only occurs if you switch to zoom or unzoom mode while in
      the FSEDIT window and then type values on the same observation.

      To circumvent the problem, zoom the SAS window before entering FSEDIT or
      add CALL EXECCMD('ZOOM ON;'); in the FSEINIT section of SCL code stored
      in the custom screen for your application. Another circumvention is to
      delete the underscores before typing in a value.

      underscore underscores pad character remain not removed type enter value
      character numeric part
      underscores or pad character may remain as part of value
      010748 10748

    SAS Note Revised On: Fri, 29 Aug 2003

    System Version Reported Version Fixed

    AIX/6000 8.2 TS2M0
    Compaq Tru64 UNIX 8.2 TS2M0
    HP-UX Operating Systems 8.2 TS2M0
    Intel ABI 8.2 TS2M0
    Linux 8.2 TS2M0
    MIPS ABI 8.2 TS2M0
    IBM OS/2 8.2 TS2M0
    Solaris 8.2 TS2M0
    OpenVMS VAX 8.2 TS2M0
    OpenVMS Alpha 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows NT 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows 2000 Datacenter Server 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows 2000 Professional 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows 2003 Server and Advanced Server 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows 95 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows 98 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows ME 8.2 TS2M0
    Windows XP 8.2 TS2M0

    No Fixes Available

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