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Ronein
Meteorite | Level 14

Hello

What is the way to sort the following char values in order to put them in the following order:

less 2K
2K-6K
6K-10K
10K-16K
16K-21K
21K-27K
27K-35.5K
more 35.5K
All Other

 

 

Data have;
input Category $30.;
cards;
10K-16K
16K-21K
21K-27K
27K-35.5K
2K-6K
6K-10K
All Other
less 2K
more 35.5K
;
Run;
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japelin
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

how about this code?

data next;
  set have;
  catc=scan(category,1);
  if upcase(catc)='ALL' then catn=99;
  else if upcase(catc)='LESS' then catn=1;
  else if upcase(catc)='MORE' then catn=90;
  else catn=input(scan(category,1,'-','A'),best.);
  drop catc;
run;
proc sort data=next out=want(drop=catn);
  by catn;
run;

 

Kurt_Bremser
Super User

How do you assign the category in the first place?

If you want such categories ordered in a particular way, use a raw numeric value that determines the order, and assign a format that displays the string for it.

The format code might look like

proc format;
value mycat
  0 = "less 2K"
  1 = "2K-6K"
  2 = "6K-10K"
  3 = "10K-16K"
  4 = "16K-21K"
  5 = "21K-27K"
  6 = "27K-35.5K"
  7 = "more 35.5K"
  99 = "All Other"
;
run;
yabwon
Onyx | Level 15

Hi, 

 

how about that:

Data have;
input Category $30.;
cards;
10K-16K
16K-21K
21K-27K
27K-35.5K
2K-6K
6K-10K
All Other
less 2K
more 35.5K
;
Run;

data want;
  set have;
  cat = compress(Category,"-.","kd");
  if cat = "" then cat = '9999';
run;

proc sort data = want sortseq=LINGUISTIC(numeric_colation=on);
  by cat;
run;
proc print;
run;

Bart

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PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

@Ronein wrote:

Hello

What is the way to sort the following char values in order to put them in the following order:

less 2K
2K-6K
6K-10K
10K-16K
16K-21K
21K-27K
27K-35.5K
more 35.5K
All Other


You have been asking this (or very similar) questions for probably 2 years now.

 

Leave numeric variables as numeric. Then they will sort as numeric. Use custom formats to make them appear 10k-16k, and so on.

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