07-20-2014 08:49 PM
Here is the basic idea:
|Person 1||Household 1||Wages - 10||Household 1 Wages - 20|
|Person 2||Household 2||Wages - 10||Household 2 Wages - 10|
|Person 3||Household 1||Wages - 10||Household 1 Wages - 20|
I'm trying to write an If/then statement that would search throughout all of column 2 to find similar household #'s and then find the sum and put them in the "goal column."
Would appreciate your help!
07-20-2014 09:36 PM
The data you show us are all strings but you want to use the digits of column '3' as numeric values and sum them up. Not sure if your real data looks as posted or if this is already formatted data.
It would help in the future if you could post a proper SAS data step which creates sample data together with a description of how the expected result should look like. This way you're taking out the guess-work for us and you also have a better chance to get an answer which fits your actual data.
Below some code which deals with the data as posted.
infile datalines truncover dlm=',' dsd;
input (person household wages) (:$20.);
Person 1,Household 1,Wages - 10
Person 2,Household 2,Wages - 10
Person 3,Household 1,Wages - 10
create table want as
catx(' ',household,'Wages',sum(input(scan(wages,-1,' -'),? best16.))) as goal length=40
group by household
order by person
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