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Obsidian | Level 7

Hello everyone,

i am having a problem with this proc cas , the where statement is not accepted and gets me an error.

do you have ideas ?




proc cas;
table.deleterows /
table={name="TEST" caslib="mine" where='ID in (select id from triangle)'};

Super User

"Not accepted" is awful vague.

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Super User

I do not think you can use a SQL subselect for the IN operator there.


The ERROR message should look like this:

ERROR: Syntax error detected on line 2 at column 10.  Found SELECT, expecting a quoted string, a numeric constant, a datetime 
       constant, a missing value, -.  

which means you must supply a list of literals.

Use PROC SQL to store the results into a macro variable for use in the WHERE, like

proc sql noprint;
select distinct quote(trim(id),"'") into :id_list separated by ","
from triangle;

and then do

table.deleterows / 
table={name="TEST" caslib="mine" where="ID in (&id_list.)"};

Disclaimer: I have yet to start with Viya/CAS, but from a few quick tries I arrived at this suggestion. Have no idea if it works.


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