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attjooo
Calcite | Level 5

I have one table A with one variable ID ( for identity ) and another table B, with variables ID, CITY, VAR3, VAR4.

In table A each ID occurs only once.

In table B each ID can have more then one record.

I want the number of ID:s in each CITY. An ID should be counted in each city it occurs, so the total number could be more than the number of individuals in table A.

The result should be presented in a table C, with variables CITY and N, where N = number of individuals in each city.

I think there is no need to use table A.

Do you have any suggestions how to solve this problem?

Thanks for any help.

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DBailey
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

proc sql;

create table want as

select

     b.city,

     count(distinct a.id) as Distinct_IDs

from

     a

     inner join b

     on a.id=b.id

group by b.city;

quit;

RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

Hi,

Well, you wouldn't need A as it doesn't add anything.  Try:

proc sql;

     create table C as

     select     distinct CITY,

                    count(ID) as N

     from          B

     group by CITY;

quit;

DBailey
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

true...unless there may be IDs in table B that you don't want counted...or if you needed other attributes on table A that weren't included in B....(assumes facts not in evidence).

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