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cdw04
Calcite | Level 5

Hi There,

 

New to SAS coding so if you need more details please let me know

 

I am getting the following error when to running a code is EG 4.3

 

ERROR: CLI open cursor error: ERROR:  Divide by 0 

 

Sample of data set

 

 ID   Card_Sales   Card_Used

001  25                5

002  10                8

003  7                  2

004  0                  0

 

SAS Code I am using:

 

Card_Used / Card_Sale as Ratio

 

Any assistance would be greatly appreicated.

 

Thanks

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DanZ
Obsidian | Level 7
data want;
set have;
if card_sales in (0,.) then ratio = 0;
else ratio = card_used/card_sales;
run;

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Astounding
PROC Star

If you were working in a DATA step, the best way would be to use an IF/THEN statement:

 

if Card_Sale then Ratio = Card_Used / Card_Sale;

 

That would skip the processing when Card_Sale is either zero or missing.  Since it looks like you are working with SQL instead, you would need to add a CASE statement to assign Ratio a missing value when Card_Sale is zero or missing.

DanZ
Obsidian | Level 7
data want;
set have;
if card_sales in (0,.) then ratio = 0;
else ratio = card_used/card_sales;
run;
Rick_SAS
SAS Super FREQ

You should set ratio=. (missing value) if the denominator is invalid.  Using zero is not correct.

Ksharp
Super User

Use function  DIVIDE().

ratio =divide( card_used,card_sales) ;

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