Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 12:15:50 -0400
Reply-To: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: Re: Caution when using the RETAIN statement??!
If you took "check" out of the RETAIN statement then you should get the
results you expected.
By having "check" as part of the retain statement, you specifically are
requesting SAS to "retain" the last non-missing value for "check" which is
why you are getting "London" or "Toyko" when value equals "New York".