I am looking for a paper that explains several different ways to match, merge, or join SAS data. Topics like MERGE, SQL, HASH, FORMAT, etc. Can anyone recomend a good paper
Search lexjansen.com for related papers, there are many.
I don't think you'll find one that covers all but more likely one for each.
Format - 001-30: PROC FORMAT – Not Just Another Pretty Face - SAS
SQL - Kirk Paul Lafler Author Page ( Under Extra and Events)