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Filling in the White Space within my dataset

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Filling in the White Space within my dataset

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Hi all,

 

I have struck a problem and need your help.

 

I have a dataset with Date, Index, Month, Year, Name_Code, ID, ID_Name, Value.

 

Date is just a month and year which have been translated into the variables Month & Year.

 

Index represents a block of date range that is the same date range all the way through the dataset. (Repeated every time the index is incremented)

 

Now, I have lots of blank space in between the Index. At some point I will have a value for Name_Code, ID, ID_Name, Value contained within the index. This will then need to be used to fill white space within the index. Now the difficulty is that there is sometimes more than one full observation within the index (100+) that will need to fill the white space until another full observation or until the end of the index.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Have:       
DateIndexMonthYearName_CodeIDID_NameValue
Jan-03112003 . .
Feb-03122003 . .
Mar-03132003 . .
Apr-03142003John45Teacher101
May-03152003 . .
       
Jan-03212003 . .
Feb-03222003Bill98Engineer76
Mar-03232003Bill98Engineer80
Apr-03242003 . .
….       
        
Want:       
DateIndexMonthYearName_CodeIDID_NameValue
Jan-03112003John45Teacher101
Feb-03122003John45Teacher101
Mar-03132003John45Teacher101
Apr-03142003John45Teacher101
May-03152003John45Teacher101
       
Jan-03212003Bill98Engineer76
Feb-03222003Bill98Engineer76
Mar-03232003Bill98Engineer80
Apr-03242003Bill98Engineer80
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Re: Filling in the White Space within my dataset

How do you fill this?

 

Jan-03 2 1 2003   .   .
Feb-03 2 2 2003 Bill 98 Engineer 76
Mar-03 2 3 2003        
Apr-03 2 4 2003   .   .
May-03 2 5 2003   .   .
Jun-03 2 6 2003        
Jul-03 2 7 2003 Bill 98 Engineer 80
Aug-03 2 8 2003   .   .
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