VAR1 contains the name of a second variable that I would like to choose for further processing. The value of VAR1 could be VAR2, VAR3, VAR4, VARn etc. I would like to create a new variable, NEW1, that would take the value of either VAR2, VAR3, VAR4, VARn etc. depending on the value of VAR1. Also, the # of possibilities, "n", could be different at different points in time and I would like the code to check for that.
Is there a simple way to do this without writing a very large if-then-do piece of code that will list each VAR2-VARn individually?