There are times when we need to use the attributes like the column value from the column name or format of a variable within a data set. The VValue and Vvaluex functions can be used to return the format and/or value of a variable or a string within the data step.
A character variable can store numbers, but analyses require numeric variables. This example shows how to convert all character variables to numeric.
To get today’s date in SAS, you can either the today() or date() functions. They are equivalent and represents the number of days since January 1, 1960. Datetime() function returns SAS value represents the number of seconds between January 1, 1960, and the current time.
Sometimes, we prefer to sort variables manually with a custom sort order rather than alphabetically or Numerical sequence.The first solution is to create user-defined formats that map the DelayCategory to a number that represents the order in which the records will appear.
You can read zip files in SAS without having to decompress the file first. SAS will first unzip the file and then input the data set through the zip engine.
This post will you to create zip files or unzip files using SAS. There 3 different methods you can use to zip or unzip files. All the method requires that NOXCMD is enabled in your SAS system.
If you want to check if a string is numeric in SAS in a simple and fast way: you can use Verify Function, which returns the position of the first character in a string that is not in the search string.
Often Programmers are required to find if an object exists in SAS for validation or to execute certain codes dynamically. This article will help you to find if a specific object exists in SAS. The types of objects include datasets, external files, open libraries, file references, macros, macro variables, formats, informats, and specific variables in a dataset.
This example shows you how to import multiple excels files with the same variable names from a folder and then merge data from all the data sets to a single data set. Data Step Method filename indata ‘/home/9to5sas/inputs/*.xlsx’; data path_list_files; length fpath sas_data_set_and_path $100; retain fpath; infile indata truncover filename=sas_data_set_and_path; input; if fpath ne sas_data_set_and_path…