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Date:         Tue, 27 Aug 2002 17:54:44 +0100
Reply-To:     Peter Crawford <peter.crawford@DB.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Peter Crawford <peter.crawford@DB.COM>
Subject:      Re: Proc SQL monotone
Comments: To: david.mcnulty@QUESTINTL.COM
Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Perhaps you could use, what I think is called, an "in-line" view, like proc sql; create table data2 as select *, monotonic() as row from ( select distinct * from data order by 1 ) ; quit; Because the "distinct" keyword is in the view, you don't need to use "order by" on the output

Datum: 27/08/2002 16:40 An: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU

Antwort an: david.mcnulty@QUESTINTL.COM

Betreff: Re: Proc SQL monotone Nachrichtentext:

Hi Folks,

Thanks for the help. I was hoping monotonic() could be used to index the final sorted output as in the following.

data data; input alpha $ @@; cards; w f h a v a d v d a d d s a f g h g f h d t f d h t r h y t s f g t r e w t r y t e t y e t y t e r l q w y o ;run;

proc sql; create table data as select distinct * from data order by 1;

create table data as select *, monotonic() as row from data; quit;

Unless one of those mysterious parameters Kevin mentions produces the final table as above using a compact syntax such as:

select distinct *, monotonic(parameter= ) as row from data order by 1;

I'll stick with a DATA step after exiting PROC SQL.

Once again thanks for the help.

Dave.

P.S. I know I can get the same result using NODUP in PROC SORT followed by a DATA step but I didn't want to exit SQL and go straight back into it.

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