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Obsidian | Level 7

IMG_20230513_155816.jpgI need to compare two datasets A & B

A has a variable action_comments =length 8000 character variable

B has variable action_commebts=length 8000 character variable

While doing proc compare something gets wrong with the variable even though

The data is same in both.


Can anyone tell me help me getting wrong?

Opal | Level 21

If your PROC COMPARE does not include a BY or ID statement then SAS does a row-for-row comparison - row 1 with row 1, row 2 with row 2 etc. If your compare datasets contain identical data and the same number of rows, then check to see if your rows are in the same order or not. COMPARE could simply be reporting that the datasets do not have the same row order. 

Super User Tom
Super User

All of the values in your photograph look different to me.  Most of the values on the left have leading spaces.  Some of them even have differences in the actual letters.



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