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Proc append

Hi everyone,

 

I'm doing the SAS base cert exam soon.

 

Do you know if we need to know about Proc Append?

It is not in the course books / videos or the syllabus but it came up in the practice paper?

 

What do we need to know about it either?

All i've seen so far is that there's a base data set which gets added to by the data data set.

 

Then there's a force= option (which i believe is added into the Proc append statement?

I'm not sure how this works..

 

Thanks for your help in advance!

Appreciate it Smiley Happy

 

Bhagya

 

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Re: Proc append

Posted in reply to Bhagya_raj

You can learn about the APPEND procedure in the documentation, as you can with all SAS procedures and language:

http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=proc&docsetTarget=p1bjrbc5esr90on12o8vs7gyv8ue.htm&docsetVers...

 

 

Occasional Contributor
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Re: Proc append

Thanks SASKiwi,

 

Do you know if this could be examinable though? 

GIven that my exam is coming up shortly, I want to just make sure I am focussing on things I really do need!

Then I will come back to this afterwards.

 

Do you know someone who might know whether it is in fact examinable?

 

Thank you very much,

Bhagya

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Re: Proc append

Posted in reply to Bhagya_raj

Bhagya_raj wrote:

 

 

Do you know if we need to know about Proc Append?

It is not in the course books / videos or the syllabus but it came up in the practice paper?

 


 

Practice Paper from where?

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Re: Proc append

I know nothing about what is going to be on your exam, but proc append is a fairly simple procedure and one that every SAS programmer should know.  If you are serious about learning SAS, spend a bit of time on it even if it does not come up on your exam.

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Re: Proc append

Posted in reply to WarrenKuhfeld

I agree 100% with @WarrenKuhfeld - don't just learn for the exam. Some years ago I did a systems analysis exam where the instructor said "don't bother to learn this bit for the exam - they've never, ever, asked a question on it". Of course you know what happened and everyone on the course failed and had to re-take the exam....

 

As others have said Proc Append is one of those Procedures that you really must know if you're to be a successful SAS practitioner. There are many others which you can skim over as you may never use them but i can confidently predict that if you intend to use SAS seriously you will be using Proc Append a lot!

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