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Fluorite | Level 6
I have a dataset with variables site,subjid,race,ethinicity,sex. How do i get them all in one column using proc report. My output should contain site\subjid\race\ethnicity\sex in one column
Jade | Level 19

Maybe using compute statement, but it is easier to  create one variable using a data step:


Untested code:

data work.combined;
  set have;
  length combined $ 100; /* add the length of the variables to avoid data-loss */
  combined = catx('\', site, subjid, race, ethnicity, sex);
Fluorite | Level 6
How do i apply formats those variables listed in the catx function?
Jade | Level 19

If the variables are already formatted, use vvalue(variable) in catx. If not, use put-function, to apply formats while combining.

Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

If you want the data concatenated for a report, then it is a good idea to do this in a dataset before the proc report step.  Have a variable specifically for the concatenated data say:

data want;
  set have;
  length demo $200;

Then proc report that.  Whilst proc report can do computed, you will want to have that information in the dataset you store for double programming/QC.  

Super User

Example data.


Example of desired output.


Otherwise we are likely to get many "that doesn't work" from you because we have to make a lot of assumptions about values involved.


In general, proc report is going to want a single "column" to be of the same type with a single format for each cell of the format with exceptions for computed summaries.



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