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I am trying to subset my data based on keeping observations that contain "Comprehensive Assessment" and "Comprehensive AX - TM" in the variable named Description

 

My code doesn't work when I do this:

 

data keepca;
set allmergefinalanzio;
IF (description = "Comprehensive Assessment") AND (description = "Comprehensive Ax - TM");
run;

 

but it does seem to work when I do just one qualifyer like this:

 

data keepca;
set allmergefinalanzio;
IF (description = "Comprehensive Assessment");
run;

 

How can I have multiple conditions in one if statement to subset my data? what am I doing wrong?

 

thanks, new to sas!

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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

In any programming language, "and" is a logical and, meaning both parts of the condition need to be true so that the whole condition will resolve to true.

What you are looking for is achieved by using "or" instead.

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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

In any programming language, "and" is a logical and, meaning both parts of the condition need to be true so that the whole condition will resolve to true.

What you are looking for is achieved by using "or" instead.

christinagting0
Quartz | Level 8

haha that was really dumb of me

 

thank you!!!!!

 

This worked:

 

data keepca;
set allmergefinalanzio;
IF (description = "Comprehensive Assessment") OR (description="Comprehensive Ax - TM");
run;

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