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puregallus
Calcite | Level 5

Hi all, I'm trying to create a table for each version of a variable in a parent table. Currently I am using the following code:

 

%let TABLE=libref.tablename
%let COLUMN=columnname

proc sql noprint;
select distinct
cat("DATA out_",compress(&COLUMN.,'','kad'),
";set &TABLE.(where=(&COLUMN.='" ,&COLUMN.,
" ')); run;") length=500 into :allsteps separated by ';'
from &TABLE.;
quit;
%macro runSteps;
&allsteps.;
%mend;
%runSteps;

My problem is that I would like to limit to rows of the output tables to a certain number say 5. But I can't quite figure out how to fit obsout into this code. Putting it in the proc sql statement just prevents the looping of of the runSteps macro.

 

Thanks for your help.

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gamotte
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Hello,

 

with call execute in a data step :

 

%let table=sashelp.class;
%let column=age;

data _NULL_;
input age;
call execute(cats('data out_',&column.,'; set &table.; where &column.=',&column.,'; if _N_ le 3; run;'));
cards;
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;
run;

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