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PROC SQL - using CONTAINS and Variables

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PROC SQL - using CONTAINS and Variables

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hello, I am struggling with syntax for my PROC SQL statement. I am pulling data from a very large database table from an ODBC link, and want to specify records based on the first two letters of a text field.

PROC SQL;

     CONNECT TO ODBC (DSN='CFD' USER=sa PWD=Password);

     CREATE TABLE SRORD_DETAIL AS SELECT * FROM CONNECTION TO ODBC (select SRORD_DET_ID,SRORDER_ID,LINE_NUMBER,

PROD_ID, PACKSIZE_ID, QTTY_ORDERED, COMMENT,

CUSTOMER_KEY

 

FROM SRORD_DETAIL

where CUSTOMER_KEY CONTAINS ‘OR’ );

    

    QUIT;

 

I can't seem to make the last WHERE statement work for syntax, I get this error:

ERROR: CLI describe error: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'CONTAINS'. :

       [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Statement(s) could not be prepared.

(example of a record I want to keep in the image attached.)

 

help appreciated!srord.JPG


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‎05-23-2018 03:27 PM
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Re: PROC SQL - using CONTAINS and Variables

thanks to both of you, a hybrid of those hints worked with this:

PROC SQL;

CONNECT TO ODBC (DSN='CFD' USER=sa PWD=Password);

CREATE TABLE SRORD_DETAIL AS SELECT * FROM CONNECTION TO ODBC(select SRORD_DET_ID,SRORDER_ID,LINE_NUMBER,

 

PROD_ID,

PACKSIZE_ID,

QTTY_ORDERED,

COMMENT,

CUSTOMER_KEY

from srord_detail

WHERE CUSTOMER_KEY LIKE ('OR%'));

 

 

 

QUIT;

 

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Re: PROC SQL - using CONTAINS and Variables

Did you try where CUSTOMER_KEY like 'OR%'

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Suryakiran
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Re: PROC SQL - using CONTAINS and Variables

Note:

 

select SRORD_DET_ID, SRORDER_ID, LINE_NUMBER, PROD_ID, PACKSIZE_ID, QTTY_ORDERED, COMMENT, CUSTOMER_KEY
FROM SRORD_DETAIL
where CUSTOMER_KEY CONTAINS ‘OR’

 

in your code is NOT a proc SQL query. It is a query that is transmitted by proc SQL to your SQL Server. It must obey the syntax rules of SQL Server.

PG
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Re: PROC SQL - using CONTAINS and Variables

hmmm, okay. thank you for that.
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‎05-23-2018 03:27 PM
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Re: PROC SQL - using CONTAINS and Variables

thanks to both of you, a hybrid of those hints worked with this:

PROC SQL;

CONNECT TO ODBC (DSN='CFD' USER=sa PWD=Password);

CREATE TABLE SRORD_DETAIL AS SELECT * FROM CONNECTION TO ODBC(select SRORD_DET_ID,SRORDER_ID,LINE_NUMBER,

 

PROD_ID,

PACKSIZE_ID,

QTTY_ORDERED,

COMMENT,

CUSTOMER_KEY

from srord_detail

WHERE CUSTOMER_KEY LIKE ('OR%'));

 

 

 

QUIT;

 

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Re: PROC SQL - using CONTAINS and Variables

SQL Server does not have the CONTAINS operator like SAS SQL. To get the same result as with SAS "contains 'OR'" you will have to use "like '%OR%'". But it sounds like using "like 'OR%'" gives you what you want, so you should probably use that, as it is much faster.

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