I am combine two data sets based on a patient's date of surgery falling between +/- 1 month of when a patient completed their survey.
dataset abc has variables lastname, firstname, dob, and survey_completed
dataset xyz has variables last, first, date_birth, and date_surgery
Here's my code:
create table want as
select distinct t1.*,
intnx('month', t1.Survey_Completed, -1, 'sameday') as first_survey format=date9.,
intnx('month', t1.survey_completed, 1, 'sameday') as last_survey format=date9.,
t2.date_surgery as DOS format date9.
from abc as t1
left join xyz as t2
on t1.dob=t2.date_birth and t1.last_name=t2.last and t1.first_name=t2.first
where DOS between first_survey and last_survey
order by last_name;
with the above code I am getting the following error message:
ERROR: Expression using BETWEEN has components that are of different data types.
ERROR: The following columns were not found in the contributing tables: first_survey, last_survey.
What am i doing wrong?
t2.date_surgery as DOS format date9. <- missing the equal sign here
What's the type/format on date_surgery before the query? I suspect it's a character variable and you'd need to convert it to a numeric variable and a SAS date first.
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