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Creating variables from list of data

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Creating variables from list of data

Is it possible for SAS to create variable from data set column names?

At the moment I am using arrays to create these variables, but it is possible for new data set column names/variables to be added or removed using a data step?

I want to be able to run data steps without having to worry about having to amend to code should there be new variables or variables need removing.


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Re: Creating variables from list of data

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Explore using PROC IMPORT. Have a look (and search) at the SAS support website http://support.sas.com/ using your keywords.

Scott Barry
SBBWorks, Inc.

http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi30/038-30.pdf

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/proc/59565/HTML/default/a000308090.htm
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Re: Creating variables from list of data

SAS is quite powerful for tasks like this - but to give you an answer you will have to explain a bit more in detail what you have and what you want to achieve.
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