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shirishkamath
Obsidian | Level 7

Does SAS 9.4 M3 support KFIND function?

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shirishkamath
Obsidian | Level 7

Thanks. We are using SAS 9.4 M3 and the dbcs sasexec to execute our program. But we see that it does not recognize KFIND and gives the below error:

 

ERROR 68-185: The function KFIND is unknown, or cannot be accessed

RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

Afraid I don't know then, it should be part of 9.4.  Perhaps contact your SAS support guys.

Ksharp
Super User

kindex()   ?

shirishkamath
Obsidian | Level 7
ok, so with 9.4 M5 (Sasexe dbcs) I am able to use KFIND. But it now gives me transcoding errors. How do I workaround this?
shirishkamath
Obsidian | Level 7

ok, so with 9.4 M5 (Sasexe dbcs) I am able to use KFIND. But it now gives me transcoding errors. How do I workaround this?

Ksharp
Super User

That is due to your sas session encoding is different from the sas dataset encoding.

Change your sas encoding into the same as sas dataset .

ballardw
Super User

What is KFIND supposed to do?

The function LARGEST returns the "k" largest nonmissing value of a list of values:

 

a = largest(3, 1, 4, 5, 27, 8, 6); the first value is the 'k' and would return a=6. the values may be constants or variables

 

SMALLEST works similarly for the smallest values,

ORDINAL returns the th kth smalles to missing or nonmissing

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