I am trying to add two new rows into my table. There is no value for either player for a salary column. This is the code I have been trying but it is giving me an error, saying "It is invalid to assign a character expression to a numeric value using the SET clause.
PROC sql; INSERT into work.baseball2 SET name='Babe Ruth', team='New York', league='American', YrMajor='22', CrAtBat='8399', CrHits='2873', CrHome='714', CrRuns='1416', CrRbi='1305', CrBB='621', position='left fielder' SET name='Roberto Clemente', team='Pittsburgh', league='National', YrMajor='18', CrAtBat='9454', CrHits='3000', CrHome='240', CrRuns='1416', CrRbi='1305', CrBB='621', position='right fielder'; SELECT * from work.baseball2; quit;
The note is very clear here, your are trying to give characters values instead of numeric values.
'22' ---> This is character
22 ---> This is numeric, avoid using the quotes.
First check which columns are numeric and which are characters by any of these:
- Describe table
- proc datasets
- dictionary tables
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