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Brad39
Fluorite | Level 6

Hi,

I have a scenario where i have following dataset for example and I want to concatenate variable col2 vertically and get the desired output:

Input table -                                

col1col2
1A
2B
3C

 

Output table:

col3
ABC
BC
C

 

I have tried following code through self join but not getting the desired output, please if someone could help here:

Code:

proc sql;
create table new as
select cats(a.col2,b.col2) as final
from old as a left join old as b
on b.col1=a.col1+1;
quit;

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PGStats
Opal | Level 21

Using basic tools:

 

data have;
do col1 = 1 to 3;
    col2 = byte(rank("A") + col1 - 1);
    output;
    end;
run;

proc sort data=have; by descending col1; run;

data temp;
set have;
length col3 $16;
retain col3;
col3 = cats(col2, col3);
run;

proc sort data=temp out=want(keep=col3); by col1; run;

proc print data=want; run;

PGStats_0-1662232370195.png

 

PG

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PGStats
Opal | Level 21

Using basic tools:

 

data have;
do col1 = 1 to 3;
    col2 = byte(rank("A") + col1 - 1);
    output;
    end;
run;

proc sort data=have; by descending col1; run;

data temp;
set have;
length col3 $16;
retain col3;
col3 = cats(col2, col3);
run;

proc sort data=temp out=want(keep=col3); by col1; run;

proc print data=want; run;

PGStats_0-1662232370195.png

 

PG
andreas_lds
Jade | Level 19

Is this a real-world-problem or something else?

How does the real data look like?

Are there three obs always?

PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20
data have;
input col1 col2 $;
datalines;
1 A
2 B
3 C
;

data want(keep = col3);

   do _N_ = 1 by 1 until (z);
      set have end = z;
      length s $200;
      s = cats(s, col2);
   end;

   do _N_ = 1 to _N_;
      set have;
      col3 = substr(s, _N_);
      output;
   end;

run;

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