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Date:   Fri, 8 Jun 2001 12:41:19 -0400
Reply-To:   Philip Whittall <philip.whittall@UNILEVER.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Philip Whittall <philip.whittall@UNILEVER.COM>
Subject:   Re: SQL for pedigree numbering?

If you don't mind using a character variable as an id then you can use the format and the put function directly to generate the id.

data a; length id $ 6 animal sire dam $ 8; input animal sire dam; id=put(_n_,z6.); lines; jan xx xx eileen xx xx kees xx xx doreen xx xx charles jan eileen mary jan eileen andy charles doreen ; data cntlin; set a(rename=(animal=start id=label)); retain fmtname 'ANIMAL' type 'C'; end=start; keep fmtname type start end label; run; proc format cntlin=cntlin; run; data b; set a; sire_id=put(sire,animal.); dam_id=put(dam,animal.); run; proc print; run;

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