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kishore415
Calcite | Level 5
Hi All,

Is there any way to delete a row if all the coulmns in the row has empty values.

Thanks in advance.
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NN
Quartz | Level 8 NN
Quartz | Level 8
Hi,
Had read this somewhere.
It should help you...


data work.test;
infile cards missover;
input (a b c) ($1.) x y z;
if missing(coalesceC(of _character_)) and missing(coalesce(of
_numeric_)) then delete;
cards;
abc 1 2 3

def 3 4 5
;;;;
run;
proc print;
run;

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NN
Quartz | Level 8 NN
Quartz | Level 8
Hi,
Had read this somewhere.
It should help you...


data work.test;
infile cards missover;
input (a b c) ($1.) x y z;
if missing(coalesceC(of _character_)) and missing(coalesce(of
_numeric_)) then delete;
cards;
abc 1 2 3

def 3 4 5
;;;;
run;
proc print;
run;
kishore415
Calcite | Level 5
Thanks NN that helped me a lot..
Peter_C
Rhodochrosite | Level 12
if nmiss( of _numeric_ ) or cats( of _character_ ) =' ' then delete ;

this looks likely to do what is needed,
If there were not enough space in the default holder for cats() results, then you you are certainly not "missing", even if you get a warning.
Ksharp
Super User
[pre]


data work.test;
infile cards missover;
input (a b c) ($1.) x y z;
cards;
abc 1 2 3

def 3 4 5
;;;;
run;

options missing=' ';
data want;
set test;
if missing(cats(of _all_)) then delete;
run;
[/pre]


Ksharp
Ankitsas
Calcite | Level 5
this code is not removing the empty rows
Ksharp
Super User
Are you run my code?
I test it ,it is successful under SAS9.2.
The dataset want has no missing row.


Ksharp
Ksharp
Super User
Or Under Patrick's suggestion.

[pre]

data work.test;
infile cards missover;
input (a b c) ($1.) x y z;
cards;
abc 2 2 3

def 3 4 5

abc 2 2 3
abc 2 2 3
;;;;
run;
%let dsid=%sysfunc(open(test));
%let nvar=%sysfunc(attrn(&dsid,nvar));
%let dsid=%sysfunc(close(&dsid));
data want;
set test;
if cmiss(of _all_) ge &nvar then delete;
run;
[/pre]


Ksharp

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