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cjohnson
Obsidian | Level 7
I am trying to run a simple proc sort, and if I add the descending option, it errors:

14 PROC SORT DATA=GOVERNING_CLASS;
15 BY LR descending;
_
22
ERROR 22-322: Syntax error, expecting one of the following: a name, _ALL_, _CHARACTER_, _CHAR_, _NUMERIC_.
16 RUN;
ERROR: Variable NAME not found.


However, this runs fine:

PROC SORT DATA=GOVERNING_CLASS;
BY LR;
RUN;

Any ideas? I am running SAS 9.1, EG 4.1, and just installed the newest hotfix for errors.

Thanks,
Chris
Christopher Johnson
www.codeitmagazine.com
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data_null__
Jade | Level 19
The keyword DESCENDING goes before the variable that you want to sort descending.
cjohnson
Obsidian | Level 7
Thanks!!!
Christopher Johnson
www.codeitmagazine.com

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