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ajay_mishra
Calcite | Level 5

How to sum a particular column in SAS.

If I have a data then 

age

15

23

63

56

78

45

How can I get the sum of the variable Age in Data Step.

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RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26
data want;
  set have;
  retain sum_age 0;
  sum_age=sum(sum_age,age);
run;
novinosrin
Tourmaline | Level 20

I prefer a sum statement

data have;
input age;
datalines;
15
23
63
56
78
45
;

data want;
set have;
sum_of_age+age;
run;
art297
Opal | Level 21

The two methods proposed will result in the running sums for each record, with only the last record reflecting the total sum. Is that what you want?

 

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

 

novinosrin
Tourmaline | Level 20

Hmm  love Art's attention to finer detail:

 

data have;
input age;
datalines;
15
23
63
56
78
45
;

data want;
set have end=last;
sum_of_age+age;
if last;
run;
Reeza
Super User

Change the MAX from this question to SUM. The idea is the same, you should be able to extend it to your new question:

 

 

https://communities.sas.com/t5/General-SAS-Programming/How-to-find-the-maximum-value-in-a-variable-t...

 

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