The text is divided into three distinct sections. Part 1 introduces you to PROC REPORT, showing you how it works and "thinks." This section is designed to be read linearly by users who are unfamiliar with the procedure. Part 2 is a collection of increasingly more complex examples that feature advanced options and capabilities. It also introduces the relationship between PROC REPORT and the Output Delivery System (ODS). Part 3 incorporates the options and statements described in Parts 1 and 2 into a series of examples that highlight many of the extended capabilities of PROC REPORT. Included in this section is a discussion of a few ODS statements and options that might be useful to a PROC REPORT programmer, plus an in-depth look at the PROC REPORT process itself, especially as it relates to the execution of compute blocks.
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