## Calculate field with Tabulate

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# Calculate field with Tabulate

Is there a way to use the tabulate procedure to calculate a value other than one of the default statistics? I would like to calculate the change from the base year.  Ideally I would like to calculate some values after the all line.

One way to do this is to create a second table and prefill the second table with summary data from the data layer, however the solution is not a clean as calculating inside of SAS.

I would like to create something like this.

Year123
Total434744704481
% Growth Over Prior Year2.80%0.20%
Cumulative Growth Since base year2.80%3.10%

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‎12-04-2014 05:29 PM
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## Re: Calculate field with Tabulate

Not currently a feature in Proc Tabulate.

I often pre-summarize data and use tabulate to display the values but depending on what you are doing that approach might be more work than Proc Report.

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## Re: Calculate field with Tabulate

proc report?  Base SAS(R) 9.4 Procedures Guide, Third Edition is his a compute block

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## Re: Calculate field with Tabulate

I would strongly prefer to stay with tabulate.

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‎12-04-2014 05:29 PM
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## Re: Calculate field with Tabulate

Not currently a feature in Proc Tabulate.

I often pre-summarize data and use tabulate to display the values but depending on what you are doing that approach might be more work than Proc Report.

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## Re: Calculate field with Tabulate

Hi:

TABULATE does not allow you to compute your own (extra) summary lines at the bottom of the report. ALL is what produces the summary line that you show as TOTAL and the other 2 lines would not normally be possible with TABULATE unless you faked out the data and made your own "extra" observations. PROC REPORT is more flexible and more powerful in allowing you to customize and add extra break lines to the report. As Jaap explained, it is the perfect job for a COMPUTE block.

cynthia

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