Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 13:41:07 -0500
Reply-To: "Nevseta, Floyd G" <Floyd.G.Nevseta@BANKOFAMERICA.COM>
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From: "Nevseta, Floyd G" <Floyd.G.Nevseta@BANKOFAMERICA.COM>
Subject: Re: extract records
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A WHERE in a data step operates differently than a WHERE in SQL. If you are
merging by ID in a data step the WHERE executes prior to by-group processing
and before the data from the input data sets are brought into the data step.
That probably accounts for your spurious results. Instead, use SQL, or
substitute IF for WHERE in the data step and restructure the condition to
remove the BETWEEN which is only valid in SQL.
From: Max F [mailto:max8ca@YAHOO.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 12:30 PM
Subject: extract records
I need to extract records from two data sets. Data set
One has a single date record for a given ID and Data
set Two has multiple date records for a given ID. I
need to pull out record from Data set Two whose date
is within minus 4 days and plus 7 days of a date in
Data set One.
I tried using
where date2 between (date1 - 4) and (date1 +7)
in a data step but it did not do it. It returned dates
in Data set One that are more than 4 days before
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