(val' U) n.

1. any of the various states that are possible for a variable, option, etc., or within a particular data type.

2. the data contained in a variable, constant, etc.

3. the setting that an option has at a particular time.

4. the result of the evaluation of an expression, the execution of a function, etc.

value format


a format that converts specific values or ranges of values to specific text values. Value formats are created in the VALUE statement of the FORMAT procedure.

value informat

an informat that converts specific text values or ranges of text values to specific data values. Value informats are created in the INVALUE statement of the FORMAT procedure.

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