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Debugging - How to print the value of variables

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Debugging - How to print the value of variables

Hi!

The following code prints one observation with 4 variables and I am trying to to find out why. So I tried printing the value of name, rate and capital for each iteration.

Please let me know how to find out values of such variables in data step.

data banks;

input name$ rate;

datalines;

FirstCapital 0.0718

DirectBank 0.0721

VirtualDirect 0.0728

;

run;

data newbank;

do year = 1 to 3;

set banks;

%put name rate capital;

capital + 5000;

end;

proc print;

run;

Thanks!


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‎01-30-2015 08:35 AM
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Re: Debugging - How to print the value of variables

Posted in reply to ArchanaSudhir

Is this what you are looking for?

data newbank;

do year = 1 to 3;

   set banks;

   put name = rate = capital =;

   capital + 5000;

end;

run;

The use of

     PUT _ALL_;

will display all variables in the Program Data Vector(PDV) which is held in memory while the data step is executed.

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Re: Debugging - How to print the value of variables

Posted in reply to ArchanaSudhir

Instead of that %PUT statement use

PUT _ALL_ ;

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‎01-30-2015 08:35 AM
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Re: Debugging - How to print the value of variables

Posted in reply to ArchanaSudhir

Is this what you are looking for?

data newbank;

do year = 1 to 3;

   set banks;

   put name = rate = capital =;

   capital + 5000;

end;

run;

The use of

     PUT _ALL_;

will display all variables in the Program Data Vector(PDV) which is held in memory while the data step is executed.

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Posts: 53

Re: Debugging - How to print the value of variables

Posted in reply to ArchanaSudhir

Thanks, I was looking for name = option.

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Re: Debugging - How to print the value of variables

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