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proc sort

Given the SAS data set WORKAWARDS:
WORK.AWARDS
FNAMEPOINTSMONTH
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Amy24
Amy17
Gerard33
Wang33
Wang112
Wang18

The following SAS program is submitted:


proc sort data = work.awards;
by descending fname points;
run;
How are the observations sorted?

 

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ENAME POINTS MONTH
Wang112
Wang18
Wang33
Gerard33
Amy17
Amy24

Just want to check by descending var1 var2 var3, does it mean only put var 1 in descening order then var2 and var 3 remain as ascending or it means descending var1, within that descend var2, within that descend var3 again? Thanks!!


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‎09-28-2017 05:47 AM
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Re: proc sort

You need to put "descending" in front of every variable that you want in descending order, otherwise it will sort in ascending order.

...descending var1 descending var2 descending var3...

 

//Fredrik

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‎09-28-2017 05:47 AM
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Re: proc sort

You need to put "descending" in front of every variable that you want in descending order, otherwise it will sort in ascending order.

...descending var1 descending var2 descending var3...

 

//Fredrik

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