By default, SAS records the indent by pressing the tab key by
tab, which causes many problem to use the code files under a different environment. There are actually two ways to eliminate the tab character in SAS and replace with empty spaces.
- Regular expression
Press Ctrl + H → Replace window pops out → Choose Regular expression search → At the box of Find text input
\t→ At the box of Replace input multiple
\s, say four
- Editor option
Click Tools → Options → Enhanced Editors… → Choose Insert spaces for tabs → Choose Replace tabs with spaces on file open