## How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

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# How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

Hi there!

So I had to make three temporary data sets in one data step as well as create a new variable named ShipDays (that is the number of days between when the order was placed and when the order was delivered). I got this part done no problem..

But then it asks to : Output to ‘QUICK’ when the value of ShipDays is less than 3.

Output to ‘SLOW’ when the value of ShipDays is 3 to 5.

Output to ‘VERYSLOW’ when the value of ShipDays is greater than 5.

this is what i have:

data quick
slow
veryslow;

set orders;

where Order_Type_Label in ("Web", "Catalogu");

ShipDays = Delivery_Date - Order_Date;

run;

How do I do this? IF THEN statement? but I'm not sure what to put after THEN. thanks for any help

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‎04-21-2017 02:05 AM
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## Re: How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

```data quick
slow
veryslow;
set orders;
where Order_Type_Label in ("Web", "Catalogu");
ShipDays = Delivery_Date - Order_Date;
if ShipDays lt 3 then output quick;
else if Shipdays le 5 then output slow;
else if Shipdays gt 5 then output veryslow;
run;
```

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

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## Re: How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

```data quick
slow
veryslow;
set orders;
where Order_Type_Label in ("Web", "Catalogu");
ShipDays = Delivery_Date - Order_Date;
if ShipDays lt 3 then output quick;
else if Shipdays le 5 then output slow;
else if Shipdays gt 5 then output veryslow;
run;
```

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## Re: How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

oh thank you! I did not know there was an output function. kinda embarrassing
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## Re: How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

FYI: output is a statement .. not a function. All functions are in the form functionname()

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## Re: How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

sammydouglas wrote:

Hi there!

So I had to make three temporary data sets in one data step as well as create a new variable named ShipDays (that is the number of days between when the order was placed and when the order was delivered). I got this part done no problem..

But then it asks to : Output to ‘QUICK’ when the value of ShipDays is less than 3.

Output to ‘SLOW’ when the value of ShipDays is 3 to 5.

Output to ‘VERYSLOW’ when the value of ShipDays is greater than 5.

this is what i have:

data quick
slow
veryslow;

set orders;

where Order_Type_Label in ("Web", "Catalogu");

ShipDays = Delivery_Date - Order_Date;

run;

How do I do this? IF THEN statement? but I'm not sure what to put after THEN. thanks for any help

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## Re: How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

data Quick1(where=(ShipDays<3)) Slow (where=(3<=ShipDays<5)) veryslow (where=(ShipDays>5));
set orders;
where Order_Type_Label in ("Web", "Catalogu");
ShipDays = Delivery_Date - Order_Date;
run;

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## Re: How does one output certain observations to certain data sets?

Also, remember to double check your data for the correct values of Order_Type_Label. "Catalogu" is an odd spelling for either Catalogue or Catalog.

And, if you are using the ORDERS dataset from PROGRAMMING 2, there is an exercise very simliar to this one in Chapter 2, page 2-19/20 and the solution to the exercise is on page 2-50.

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