sas >> SAS Graph - Odd Axis Labels problems

by anindya.lugbang » Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:27:22 GMT

All,
I am using a PROC GPLOT to generate a bar-line chart in a report.
The x-axis comprises SAS dates - data points for 13 months. I want the
months to appear in the label on a quarterly basis, and am specifying
the appropriate interval in the AXIS statement. Strangely, the code
prints the quarterly axes labels correctly for one month while in the
next month it prints it at every half year.
I did a diff on the two versions of the code for each month, and
both of them are the same. Is anybody aware of any reason why this may
happen? Thanks in advance.

Anindya

Code -

(In the first instance which works, t12m_start gets resolved to MAR07
and reporting month to MAR08 while in the second case it gets resolved
to APR07 and APR08 respectively)

axis1 label=none offset=(0,2) order=(0 to 0.2 by .04)
major=(h=-1) minor=none value=(h=4);
axis2 label=none offset=(0,2) order=(0 to 0.16 by .04) major=none
minor=none value=none
style=0;
axis3 label=none offset=(5,5) order=("&t12m_start"d to
"&reporting_month"d by quarter)
value=(color=black height=5 angle=55 rotate=0)
major=(width=3) minor=none length=80pct;

symbol1 interpol=needle value=none width=20 color=&firstbarclr;
symbol2 interpol=spline value=none width=2 height=1 ;
symbol3 interpol=spline value=none width=2 height=1 ;
symbol4 interpol=spline value=none width=2 height=1 ;

legend1 label=none shape=symbol(4,2) value=(h=4 'Loss' 'Costs' 'Revenue')
/*position=(bottom center outside)*/ origin=(30pct,);

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