BookmarkSubscribeRSS Feed
🔒 This topic is solved and locked. Need further help from the community? Please sign in and ask a new question.
Quartz | Level 8

Dear experts,


given the following input data:


data inputs x var1 var2 var3 var4 var5;
20 5 2 4 5 4
25 12 56 13 44 4
20 5 2 4 5 4
25 12 56 13 44 4
20 5 2 4 5 4
25 12 56 13 44 4
. 2 5 6 5 4

I get the following output:

proc sql; create table output as select
sum(var1) as var1,
sum(var2) as var2,
sum(var3) as var3,
sum(var4) as var3,
sum(var5) as var4
from inputs group by 1 ;quit;


how is possible to get the same result but saying: do the sum from var1 to var_n_?

Thank in advance, SH.


Accepted Solutions
Super User

Either a macro or proc means. 

Proc means is much easier. 

Super User

Use a variable list in the var statement of proc means/summary:

var var1-var5;

If number of variables is stored in a macro variable N, replace var5 with var&N.

Quartz | Level 8

hervorragend! 😉

Obsidian | Level 7

Or if you are going to stay in proc sql


%macro summing(n= );

proc sql; create table output as select
x, %do i = 1 %to &n; sum(var&i) as var&i

%if &i = &n %then %do; from inputs group by 1; %end;

%else %do; , %end;





Also it would probably make sense to use select distinct rather than just select, and i'm not quite sure why you are using group by 1

rather than something like group by x (as this is the only variable which are leaving in the output table). But that's besides the point. Hope this helps.


Don't miss out on SAS Innovate - Register now for the FREE Livestream!

Can't make it to Vegas? No problem! Watch our general sessions LIVE or on-demand starting April 17th. Hear from SAS execs, best-selling author Adam Grant, Hot Ones host Sean Evans, top tech journalist Kara Swisher, AI expert Cassie Kozyrkov, and the mind-blowing dance crew iLuminate! Plus, get access to over 20 breakout sessions.


Register now!

What is Bayesian Analysis?

Learn the difference between classical and Bayesian statistical approaches and see a few PROC examples to perform Bayesian analysis in this video.

Find more tutorials on the SAS Users YouTube channel.

Click image to register for webinarClick image to register for webinar

Classroom Training Available!

Select SAS Training centers are offering in-person courses. View upcoming courses for:

View all other training opportunities.

Discussion stats
  • 4 replies
  • 4 in conversation