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CALL MISSING

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Hi,

 

Iam beginner to sas programming,cud any one pls explain about missing call function of sas with an example,

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Re: BASE SAS

Interesting that as a SAS beginner you chose to focus on CALL MISSING...

Either way, such information can you get yourself off  the shelf by a simple search, like this:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lefunctionsref/69762/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p1iq436yh88...

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Re: CALL MISSING

Without CALL MISSING, you would use slightly different tools to set a variable to a missing value.  For numerics:

 

sales=.;

 

For character variables:

 

name=' ';

 

With CALL MISSING, you don't need to know where a variable is character or numeric.  You can simply specify:

 

call missing(sales);

 

Also, CALL MISSING lets you mention many variables at a time, setting them all to missing, in a single statement.

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