(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.

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.

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