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dupp99
Calcite | Level 5

I have a dataset named happy with only one variable.

It's like.

 

x

2019

New Year

Happy

Good

 

as x is the variable name, I want a new dataset with 2019 as the year variable, and New Year as the first line in x.

It would be like

 

x                          year

New Year            2019

Happy                2019

Good                  2019

 

What I did was:

 

data new;
set happy;
retain year;
if first.x then year=y;

run;

 

 

Why doesn't that work, and how would I make it work?

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novinosrin
Tourmaline | Level 20

data have;
input x & $10.;
cards;
2019
New Year
Happy
Good
;

data want;
set have;
retain year;
if _n_=1 then do;
year=x;
delete;
end;
run;

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novinosrin
Tourmaline | Level 20

data have;
input x & $10.;
cards;
2019
New Year
Happy
Good
;

data want;
set have;
retain year;
if _n_=1 then do;
year=x;
delete;
end;
run;

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