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Splitting observation over multiple rows.

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Splitting observation over multiple rows.

I'm having trouble with a piece of SAS work.

The dataset i'm using is criminal data where each row/observation represents one charge where the person was found guilty.  Each observation contains information on the charge and the outcome, as well as well as the sentence handed out for that charge.  Every person is assigned their own number.

I am looking for a way to split each observation into two rows - one row for the data related to the charge and outcome and one row for the sentence data.

As the information is sensitive I cannot give an exact example of the data or the names of the variables.

But let's just say each observation has the offenders number and and 16 other variables, numbered 1 to 16.  How would I split each row into two so that row one has the offenders number and variables 1 through to 8, while the second row has the offenders number and variables 9 to 16.

Cheers.

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Re: Splitting observation over multiple rows.

data want;

set have (keep=id v1-v8) have(keep=id v9-v16);

by id;

run;

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