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singhsahab
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Hi All,

 

I've a macro variable containing the subject value like %let subject='10660','106661','106663','10664','10665','16666','10667','10668','106669','10670','10671','10672','10667','106674','106675','106676','106677','10679','106681','10682','106684','10685','10686','10687','16688','106689','106690','106692','305771','99999'; and it contains approx 3000 subject. 

i'm trying to get only 3000 subject data based on below code . but i'm not able to identify why it's not working . Please share your valuable comment. 

DATA QS_2;
SET QS_1;
WHERE SUBJECT IN ("&SUBJECT");
RUN;

Thank you in advance !!

 

 

 

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20

Simply loose the double quotes. Like this

 

%let names = 'Alfred', 'Alice';

data want;
   set sashelp.class;
   where name in (&names.);
run;

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20

Simply loose the double quotes. Like this

 

%let names = 'Alfred', 'Alice';

data want;
   set sashelp.class;
   where name in (&names.);
run;
ballardw
Super User

When you used

WHERE SUBJECT IN ("&SUBJECT");

you created code that looks like this (short enough to see clearly)

 

where = subject in (" '10660','106661','106663' ");

So the outer double quotes make the whole value inside them as a single string, not 3000 separate strings (or three in my reduced example).

 

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