## check if values are between 2 dates

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# check if values are between 2 dates

Hi, I have about 10 vars that are scattered in between a date period from 1990.01 to 2011.12.. But some vars start latter than others and some end sooner than others.  Is there a way I can check for each var when the max and min dates are... the caveat is that in between there may be some values missing for certain vars.

So something like this:

Have

Date          Var1        Var2       Var3        Var4

1990.01         34             .            43            .

1990.02         33             .            56           68

1990.03         36           12            .             78

1990.04         37           34            .              .

1990.05         32            .            24             .

I would see

Var1 (MIN=1990.01 and Max=1990.05),

Var2 (MIN=1990.03 and MAX=1990.04),

Var3 (MIN=1990.01 and MAX=1990.05),

Var4 (MIN=1990.02 and Max=1990.03)

Thanks

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‎02-02-2012 04:34 PM
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## check if values are between 2 dates

Hello -

If you have access to SAS/ETS software, you might want to consider running PROC TIMESERIES.

Regards,

Udo

data have;

input Date YYMMN6. var1 var2 var3 var4;

format date date9.;

cards;

199001  34  .  43  .

199002  33  .  56  68

199003  36  12 .   78

199004  37  34 .   .

199005  32  .  24  .

;

proc timeseries data=have out=_null_ outsum=want(keep=_name_ start end);

id date interval=month accumulate=total;

var var1-var4;

run;

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‎02-02-2012 04:34 PM
SAS Employee
Posts: 417

## check if values are between 2 dates

Hello -

If you have access to SAS/ETS software, you might want to consider running PROC TIMESERIES.

Regards,

Udo

data have;

input Date YYMMN6. var1 var2 var3 var4;

format date date9.;

cards;

199001  34  .  43  .

199002  33  .  56  68

199003  36  12 .   78

199004  37  34 .   .

199005  32  .  24  .

;

proc timeseries data=have out=_null_ outsum=want(keep=_name_ start end);

id date interval=month accumulate=total;

var var1-var4;

run;

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## check if values are between 2 dates

Thanks Udo .. worked perfectly...

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## check if values are between 2 dates

Well, you apparently do have ets.  If you didn't, you could have used:

data have;

informat date date9.;

format date date9.;

input date var1-var4;

cards;

01jan1990       34            .            43            .

01feb1990       33            .            56           68

01mar1990       36           12            .            78

01apr1990       37           34            .             .

01may1990       32            .            24            .

;

data want (keep=mindates: maxdates;

set have end=eof;

array vars(*) var1-var4;

array mindates(4);

array maxdates(4);

format mindates: maxdates: date9.;

retain mindates: maxdates:;

do i=1 to dim(vars);

if missing(mindates(i)) and not missing(vars(i))

then mindates(i)=date;

if not missing(vars(i)) then maxdates(i)=date;

end;

if eof then output;

run;

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