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Hallo Community,

please I would like to understand this dataset particularly the steps from Format: 

 

data test;
set E61_MD.MPLANT2 ( Keep = _BIC_YIT_SCHAN );
Format Test $2.;
test = _BIC_YIT_SCHAN;
put test= "--" _BIC_YIT_SCHAN=;
run;

 

Any description will be well appreciated.

 

Thanks a lot

 

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Re: Data Set

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data test;
  set E61_MD.MPLANT2 (keep=_BIC_YIT_SCHAN);
  format test $2.;                <- This creates a variable called test, which is character length 2.
  test=_BIC_YIT_SCHAN;            <- This sets test to be max first two characters of _bic_yit_schan
  put test= "--" _BIC_YIT_SCHAN=; <- This displays the test and _bic_yit_schan variables in the log
run;

This is quite basic stuff, so maybe consult with some tutorials, or the SAS online videos to learn the basics.

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Re: Data Set

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data test;
  set E61_MD.MPLANT2 (keep=_BIC_YIT_SCHAN);
  format test $2.;                <- This creates a variable called test, which is character length 2.
  test=_BIC_YIT_SCHAN;            <- This sets test to be max first two characters of _bic_yit_schan
  put test= "--" _BIC_YIT_SCHAN=; <- This displays the test and _bic_yit_schan variables in the log
run;

This is quite basic stuff, so maybe consult with some tutorials, or the SAS online videos to learn the basics.

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Re: Data Set

Thank you RW9

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