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Command. Text replace. Ref: PSPPR:Display Manager.

Alias, C.

Term: character

(ka^r' uk tur) n.

1. a symbol that can be displayed or that has some special meaning in the structure of a file or data stream, usually represented as one byte.

2. a byte considered as a separate value in a file or data stream.


3. using or containing characters.

4. organized as a sequence of characters: one of the two SAS data types.

5. in or of the character data type.

6. having or resulting in a character value.

7. used with character variables or values.

Term: character set

(ka^r' uk tur set') n.

a scheme for translating character data to the specific characters that are displayed. SAS uses the ASCII, EBCDIC, and Unicode character sets, among others.


System option. Ref: PSPPR:System Options. PSPL:Execution:The Execution Process. SLRD:SAS System Options.

Term: chart

(cha:rt') n.

a visual representation of data in which there is meaning in the relative positions or sizes of objects.


2. to depict in a chart.


Procedure. Ref: PSPPR:Procedures. SPG.

Term: check

(chek') v.t.

1. to examine for the presence or absence of a particular quality.

2. to mark a check box; to turn on an option associated with a check box. Compare uncheck.


3. a mark in a check box that indicates agreement with or affirmation of the option associated with the check box.

4. an instance of or the process of checking.

Term: check box

(chek' boks) n.

1. a control by which a user can turn an option on or off, displayed as a square which can be marked or unmarked, along with a text label that indicates the meaning of the option. The presence of the mark in a check box indicates agreement with or affirmation of the text associated with the check box; the absence of the mark indicates disagreement or negation.

2. a similar device in a paper document.

Also, checkbox. checked, adj..

Term: child

(chIld') n.

1. in a hierarchy, an object that is indirectly connected to the starting point of the hierarchy by association with another object.

2. Object-oriented programming. a class that derives properties, especially methods, from another class.

3. an object created by another object.

Compare parent.

Term: choice group

(chois' grOOp') n.

one or several fields in a program entry from which a value is derived to represent a user selection.


Function. Chooses a value from a list.


Function. Chooses a value from a list.

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