03-09-2017 10:57 PM
03-10-2017 12:43 AM
But in the output for mid variable all the fileds with 1 are appearing and fields with 0 are appearing missing values.
Inorder to evade this I have used options missing ="0"
No, it means you have missing values not 0, which indicates something is wrong with your code. Fix your IF/THEN statement as indicated by @Astoundingso you get 0's not missing values.
03-10-2017 11:17 AM
Else if missing( brand) then mid =0;
If you have many of these types of operations to do you might consider a custom informat.
proc format library=work; invalue missingtext . = 0 other=1; run; data example; x= ' '; yx=input(x,missingtext.); z='anything'; yz=input(z,missingtext.); run;
This informat looks at an input string, if it is missing then the result is 0 anything else is 1. Even if the input string has a leading blank the result is one.
For your use then you would have
NOTE this works if you are interested in knowing that your variable has some text.