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DavidPhillips2
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Is there a simple way to check if a SAS dataset is empty in 9.2?

I could do a proc sql with count(*) but I was hoping for something with less lines.

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Steelers_In_DC
Barite | Level 11

Either one will give you the same thing, could save time if the dataset turns out to be huge, you wouldn't have to wait for the count():

proc datasets lib=work nolist;contents data=have;quit;run;

proc contents data=work.have;

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Steelers_In_DC
Barite | Level 11

Either one will give you the same thing, could save time if the dataset turns out to be huge, you wouldn't have to wait for the count():

proc datasets lib=work nolist;contents data=have;quit;run;

proc contents data=work.have;

Quentin
Super User

I like these macros for counting obs and checking if a dataset is empty.

http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi26/p095-26.pdf

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