The Beginner’s Guide to ODS MARKUP: Don’t Panic!

The Beginner’s Guide to ODS MARKUP: Don’t Panic!

SUGI 31, 2006

ABSTRACT

The Beginners Guide to ODS MARKUP: Don't Panic

The MARKUP destination is the most powerful Output Delivery System (ODS) destination. The ODS MARKUP statement can create a multitude of output file types from Comma Separated Values (CSV) to Compact HyperText Markup Language (cHTML), HTML 4.0, Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML), LaTeX, and an endless variety of Extensible Markup Language (XML) flavors. It can also create Microsoft Excel output.

Learn how easy it is to use this destination, and learn how it works. Get the most out of this versatile ODS destination with minimum effort. 

'The Beginner's Guide to ODS MARKUP: Don't Panic!' 

'The Beginner's Guide to ODS MARKUP: Don't Panic!' covers the basics of ODS markup. If you don't know it yet, ODS Markup is the actual ODS destination behind all the markup destinations in ODS. You may not know you are using it, because you think you are using HTML, CHTML, ExcelXP, XML, CSV and even RTF, among many others.  At this point, if you are creating output from ODS that is not Postcript, HP's PCL, or PDF, you are using some form of ODS Markup.

This presentation will show you the basics of what ODS Markup can do, as well as show you a little bit of Tagsets. Tagsets are at the heart of it all and are worth learning about when it comes time to customize your reports. This isn't an over-your-head sort of immersion. But you may want to find your towel, and remember, 'Don't Panic!'

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Everything is available in my GitHub repositories.

This paper, as with all of my SAS papers, is available from my SAS-Papers github repository. The example code for this paper can be found in my SAS-Examples github repository.

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