|Date: ||Mon, 23 Oct 2000 16:23:15 GMT|
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|Subject: ||Re: VIN Decoding with SAS|
I saw a vendor's decoding programs once. Since it contains all makers
and all model years, the program is very long. The approach used is to
dump all mapping values into if/then statements or/ select when
statements. This approach has higher maintenance cost in my view. I
don't know how JDpower or Palk does it. I know their data have more
gabages than the vendor's does.
But if I would do it, I would set up all mapped values into
tables(database), with proc format tables can port it into formats and
with nest formats it may very easy to do vin decoding with a simpler sas
pgm. The only thing needed is to updated tables NOT the pgm --which
would be easier and lower cost. Just MO.
In article <FIZH5.31241$P82.email@example.com>,
"John Lucker" <JohnLucker@home.com> wrote:
> I am looking to use SAS to decode VINs (Vehicle Identification
> Has anyone out there done this before and if so could you offer some
> and guidance? I suppose I need to develop not only SAS code to
> decoding but also a SAS database of code values and parameters for
> make/model of car.
> Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
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