Get column value from column name

Get column value from column name

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.

How to get today’s date in SAS?

How to get today’s date in SAS?

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.

Creating a custom sort order in SAS

Creating a custom sort order in SAS

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.

How to read zip files in SAS?

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.

How to zip and Unzip files using SAS?

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.

How to check if string is numeric in SAS?

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.

Check if a Specified Object Exists

Check if a Specified Object Exists

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.