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aarathi
Calcite | Level 5

Can any explain me how to filter top n rows in a particular group. for example for Each zone , top 10 locations need to be filtered.

 

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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

Sort by zone and the selection criteria (descending).

Then do;

data want;
set have;
by zone;
retain counter;
if first.zone
then counter = 1;
else counter + 1;
if counter le 10;
drop counter;
run;

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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

Sort by zone and the selection criteria (descending).

Then do;

data want;
set have;
by zone;
retain counter;
if first.zone
then counter = 1;
else counter + 1;
if counter le 10;
drop counter;
run;
Jagadishkatam
Amethyst | Level 16

Hi Aarathi,

 

Alternatively, you could try do loops as below, i took the example of shoes dataset. Hope this helps.

 

proc sort data=sashelp.shoes out=shoes;
by region descending stores ;
run;

data shoes_;
i=0;
do until(last.region);
set shoes;
by region descending stores ;
i+1;
if i <=10 then 
output;
end;
run;
Thanks,
Jag

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