## Selecting limited rows

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# Selecting limited rows

Hi,

I have 1000 records data and need to select certain number of rows from the data.

for e.g - I want to extract observation/row no . 5, 21, 58, 84, 134, 367, 412, 498, 578, 634.........

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‎09-05-2017 05:34 AM
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Posts: 20

## Re: Selecting limited rows

Generate a data set with 1000 numbers.

Data Random_data;

do num = 1 to 1000;

OUTPUT;

end;

RUN;

Use POINT= option to read only those records from the above data set - Random_data;

Data random;

do i= 5, 21, 58, 84, 134, 367, 412, 498, 578, 634;

SET Random_data POINT=i;

OUTPUT;

end;

STOP;

RUN;

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## Re: Selecting limited rows

data want;

set have;

if _n_ in (5,21,58,84,134);

run;

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Posts: 3

## Re: Selecting limited rows

Hi,

If there is no pattern in the number of rows you want to extract, then you have to conditionally check whether _n_ system variable hold required row numbers. If yes then extract.

If _n_ in (5,21,....);

Solution
‎09-05-2017 05:34 AM
Contributor
Posts: 20

## Re: Selecting limited rows

Generate a data set with 1000 numbers.

Data Random_data;

do num = 1 to 1000;

OUTPUT;

end;

RUN;

Use POINT= option to read only those records from the above data set - Random_data;

Data random;

do i= 5, 21, 58, 84, 134, 367, 412, 498, 578, 634;

SET Random_data POINT=i;

OUTPUT;

end;

STOP;

RUN;

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15

## Re: Selecting limited rows

Thank you all for your suggestions.

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