data set description

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data set description

Hi ! where to find the description of the data set in the sashelp library of sas studio university edition. because some data set it is hard to understand what is the data set is about.

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Re: data set description

Are you asking about a specific data set, i.e. ones in SASHELP.CLASS? Or ones in a custom library?

Also, are you referring to the dataset label/description or more about how the data was collected and what it represents?

Otherwise you can view the description by right clicking on the file and looking at properties.

Or running proc contents on a dataset.

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Re: data set description

Run:

proc sql;

select memname, memlabel

from dictionary.tables

where libname="SASHELP" and memlabel is not null;

quit;

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