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Multiplying a character with Numeric in two datasets

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Multiplying a character with Numeric in two datasets

i have two datasets one is in character in one table and other is in numeric in another dataset here is the example;


data x;
input sal$ id$;
cards;
2 3
6 7
run;

data y;
input sal id;
cards;
89 78
56 67
run;

Now i wnat a new data set to be created and i want the multiplication of x.sal and y.sal. and i want x.id*y.id;
here is the out put...

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Re: Multiplying a character with Numeric in two datasets

Well, you have to merge/join the table somehow. Do you want to match them based on observation number...? Some kind of Id column generally is the best/common way to do it.

About the multiplying part: you have to convert your character column to numeric first by using the input function:

input(sal,best.)

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