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Obsidian | Level 7

Hi Team,


I want to understand about IORC process in Data Step by using Index.

My requirement is we have two data set (A and B),(A) is small and (B)is very large.

I do understand that for large data set we can create index. But how to merge tow data set using   __IORC__  technique. ?


*Index larger file;
proc datasets lib=work;
modify daset_name;
index create variable_name/unique;

Obsidian | Level 7

Hi Josvander,


Thank you for your help. 

I have been there i was not able to understood the solution thats why i am here.

Thank You.

Does example 4 from the documentation help in understanding?
If not do you understand the fundamentals of datastep programming with regards to the PDV? There is a great youtube video on that:
Super User

The paper is very nicely done and describes every single step of the process in depth. I could not think of a better way to describe how the statements work.

What in particular do you not understand?

Keep in mind that this is advanced technique, so a certain level of SAS knowledge is required to understand it, combined with the skillset of a programmer.


My personal preference for lookups into a small table while processing a large one is the hash object.

Obsidian | Level 7

What i did not understood is :

here we are performing lookup for common variable and value which is like (if a and b in merge) but how to manipulate this condition like if a or if a and not b like this.


Thank you.

Super User

After the execution of the second SET statement, the _IORC_ variable will tell you if the statement succeeded (0) or not (1).

The section "Selecting Observations in Both Files" shows an example for "if a and b". By checking for 0 (instead of NE 0), you get the code for "a and not b".

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