## Help with the Where clause proc print

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# Help with the Where clause proc print

Hi,

I am not sure why this would not work. Any suggestions? Thanks.

```Libname Review'/folders/myfolders/Review' ;
Libname Learn'/folders/myfolders/Learn' ;
Libname myformat'/folders/myfolders/sasuser.v94' ;
Options fmtsearch=(myformat) ;

Proc Print data=learn.sales noobs ;
where Region eq ('North' AND Quantity lt 160)
OR Customer eq "Pet's are Us" ; /* Double "" because Pet's*/
run ; ```

I am getting the following error:

``` 69         Proc Print data=learn.sales noobs ;
70         where Region eq ('North' AND Quantity lt 160)
71         OR Customer eq "Pet's are Us" ; /* Double "" because Pet's*/
ERROR: WHERE clause operator requires compatible variables.
72         run ;```

Thanks.

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‎04-18-2018 11:10 AM
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## Re: Help with the Where clause proc print

[ Edited ]
`('North' AND Quantity lt 160) `

is a test. It returns a boolean value (0 or 1).

Then you test region eq 1, which triggers the message as the values are of different type.

Your test is malformed. You probably mean

```	where (Region eq 'North' AND Quantity lt 160)
OR Customer eq "Pet's are Us" ;
```

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‎04-18-2018 11:10 AM
Super User
Posts: 2,509

## Re: Help with the Where clause proc print

[ Edited ]
`('North' AND Quantity lt 160) `

is a test. It returns a boolean value (0 or 1).

Then you test region eq 1, which triggers the message as the values are of different type.

Your test is malformed. You probably mean

```	where (Region eq 'North' AND Quantity lt 160)
OR Customer eq "Pet's are Us" ;
```

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Posts: 130

## Re: Help with the Where clause proc print

Great, Thanks.

What about if I write the code:

```Libname Review'/folders/myfolders/Review' ;
Libname Learn'/folders/myfolders/Learn' ;
Libname myformat'/folders/myfolders/sasuser.v94' ;
Options fmtsearch=(myformat) ;

Proc Print data=learn.sales noobs ;
where (Region eq 'North' AND Quantity lt 160) ;
where Customer eq "Pet's are Us" ; /* Double "" because Pet's*/
run ; This seems to only produce results for the second where clause (Pets are Us). Why is that? ```
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## Re: Help with the Where clause proc print

the second clause replaces the first one.

is this home work?

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## Re: Help with the Where clause proc print

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