Posts Tagged ‘ conditional processing ’

Proc SQL and the power of select into

May 16, 2013
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I have referenced this paper many times. Great help in using the power of proc sql with macro variables. Great for building lists of values and dynamic code. http://www.nesug.org/Proceedings/nesug97/coders/eddlesto.pdf Syntax: SELECT object-item ... ...
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SAS / Teradata Fastexport – dbsliceparm = all

November 11, 2010
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Fastexport is the fastest way to get large data out of teradata. Fastexport utilizes multiple connections to deliver data and therefore speeding up the transfer of data between Teradata and SAS. Here are a few examples of fastexport. /* libname statement*/ libname teradb  teradata username=&un password=&pw dbsliceparm=all; /* explicit sql */ proc sql; connect...
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Default value to macro variable

October 12, 2010
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NOTE: This is a great one we picked up from our friends over at the SAS community. We have run across this literally hundreds of times while programming SAS macros. You need to have a default value for a variable and you don’t want to write another macro to set it if it doesn’t...
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SAS: Where Also

August 9, 2010
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Ever heard of ‘where also’? Neither did we. We have to give credit to the guys at the SAS Community. ‘Where also’ allows you to add a series of where statements. The use acts like a single where statement with the and condition....
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SAS DIM function – Counting the elements in an array

October 30, 2009
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The DIM function returns the number of literal elements in an array. It functions against multi-dimensional arrays as well as one-dimensional arrays. 1-dimensional array example DIM(array_name) Multi-dimensional array examples DIM(m_array) -> returns the number of elements in the first dimension of the array DIM5(m_array) -> returns the number of elements in the 5th dimension...
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