02-11-2014 09:40 PM
Basically I have these two data files which are Inputfile1 and Inputfile2.
To get to the output we need to match location, country and school code and date. Underneath each date is the amount of students away on the weekend
to match the certaindate variable in inputfile1 with the dates in Inputfile2, I need to firstly subtract the dates in InputFile2 by 6 and check if Certain date is less then that.
The dates in Inputfile2 are layed out exactly like the way I have put them they dont have a variable assigned to them
Matching the dates
So to match the date we subtract the date in Inputfile2 by 6 and check if CertainDate is less then that, the dates are layed out they don't have any variables assigned to them
Country Location SchoolCode
26/07/2009 02/08/2009 09/08/2009 16/08/2009 23/08/2009 30/08/2009 06/09/2009 13/09/2009
America IL 123456 24 45
America GA 456777 44 6
America TXS 456565 25 45
Country Location SchoolCode CertainDate
America IL 123456 24/07/2009
America GA 456777 19/07/2009
Country Location SchoolCode DatesAbsent
America IL 123456 45
America GA 456777 44
Pls Help cheers
02-12-2014 11:35 AM
I am a bit confused with your statement "The dates in Inputfile2 are layed out exactly like the way I have put them they dont have a variable assigned to them." If there isn't a variable associated then how do they exist in SAS?
You would probably be better off transforming the data from inputfile2 to have variables County, Location, SchoolCode, ComparisonDate (the column headings), and the values in those columns as DatesAbsent. This is likely easy once the date issue is clarified.