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HeatherNewton
Quartz | Level 8
I have data output in %, how do i convert it such that i can load into db2 without losing any meaning
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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

In SAS, percentages are numeric ratios with a PERCENT format attached. Check with your DB designers how they want such values.

Do you write the data to DB/2 with SAS/ACCESS, or do you use text files for the data transfer?

HeatherNewton
Quartz | Level 8
I use proc export to csv
SASKiwi
PROC Star

If you attach the PERCENT format to a SAS variable, then percentages under 100 must be defined as a decimal less than 1. Your CSV will then contain contain values like below with a % suffix:

28         data _null_;
29           percentage = 0.1234;
30           format percentage percent8.2;
31           put percentage=;
32         run;

percentage=12.34%
NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time):
      real time           0.00 seconds
      cpu time            0.00 seconds

As @Kurt_Bremser says, check with your DB2 admin to confirm the required data format.

Kurt_Bremser
Super User

@HeatherNewton wrote:
I use proc export to csv

Then you need to ask your DB people how they want the data presented in the csv file. Most probably, they don't want the percent sign, but the percent value (not the ratio), so you would need to multiply by 100 and use a standard numeric format.

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