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How to select a variable with "_XX" by using proc sql?

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How to select a variable with "_XX" by using proc sql?

Hello:

 

I would like to use proc sql to create table by using the following variable?  Please let me know how to make SAS recognize the variable names.  

 

proc sql;
create table library.text2 as
select HAVARTH3 _BMI5CAT _SMOKER3

from library.test1;

 

The SAS log showes the following error massage:

ERROR 22-322: Syntax error, expecting one of the following: a quoted string, !, !!, &, (, *, **, +,
',', -, '.', /, <, <=, <>, =, >, >=, ?, AND, AS, BETWEEN, CONTAINS, EQ, EQT, FORMAT,
FROM, GE, GET, GT, GTT, IN, INFORMAT, INTO, IS, LABEL, LE, LEN, LENGTH, LET, LIKE, LT,
LTT, NE, NET, NOT, NOTIN, OR, TRANSCODE, ^, ^=, |, ||, ~, ~=.

ERROR 76-322: Syntax error, statement will be ignored.

 

Please help.  Thanks.


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‎02-08-2017 02:06 PM
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Re: How to select a variable with "_XX" by using proc sql?

SQL requires commas whenever you specify a list:

 

proc sql;
create table library.text2 as
select HAVARTH3, _BMI5CAT, _SMOKER3

from library.test1;

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‎02-08-2017 02:06 PM
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Posts: 5,504

Re: How to select a variable with "_XX" by using proc sql?

SQL requires commas whenever you specify a list:

 

proc sql;
create table library.text2 as
select HAVARTH3, _BMI5CAT, _SMOKER3

from library.test1;

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Re: How to select a variable with "_XX" by using proc sql?

Sql requires commas to separate elemnt like list of variables:

proc sql;
create table library.text2 as
select HAVARTH3,
           _BMI5CAT,
         _SMOKER3
from library.test1;
quit;
 
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