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capam
Pyrite | Level 9

I wish to  dynamically name a variable 'leakersN' in the code below. what is the proper code structure for dynamically naming a variable?

 

%let RN = 3725;
%put RN = &RN;

data has;
	set has;

	if FAULT_CODE = '20-2018' and VEHICLE_NO = "&RN" then
		leakers'&RN' = count(FAULT_CODE,'20-2018');
run;
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error_prone
Barite | Level 11
Try leakers&RN = count...

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error_prone
Barite | Level 11
Try leakers&RN = count...
capam
Pyrite | Level 9
Thanks. A simple solution that works.
RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

Could you give a more concrete example?  Dataset structure should remain constant - this is how we are able to program on the data.  There is some flexibility in terms of arrays of variables, but rarely will you come across a need to have a column  dynamic like that.

 

ballardw
Super User

Kind of convoluted way to a value of 1 to a variable...

 

 

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