09-16-2014 04:31 PM
Hi, I have two numbers one is fixed and one comes from a table that changes every time. I want to select number of obeservations based on the changing number. Instead of selecting the number everytime i am trying to find a permanent way to do this. Here is what i tried to give some idea...
This is the changing number....
select Count (distinct MemberID) into: mbrs
My fix number is 6600.
I am trying to get something like this
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
09-16-2014 04:40 PM
A couple of easy ways. You could keep everything as is, except for the final statement:
options obs=%eval(6600 - &mbrs);
Alternatively, you could construct the number that you want originally, such as:
select 6600 - count(distinct MemberID) into : obs_needed from table1;