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Quartz | Level 8

A bit of a technical question.


Does proc step refer to any procedure (including proc print, proc contents) or does it specifically refer to proc sql?



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Depends on context, but usually "PROC step" refers to any SAS procedure step.


Sometimes people compare PROC SQL vs DATA step for data management tasks.  But that can be a little narrow, as really you have PROC MEANS/SUMMARY for summarization, TRANSPOSE for "flipping" rows/columns, FREQ for counting, etc -- it's a larger suite of procedures to accomplish data-related goals.

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