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Date:         Tue, 26 Nov 2002 12:46:24 -0500
Reply-To:     Sigurd Hermansen <HERMANS1@WESTAT.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Sigurd Hermansen <HERMANS1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject:      Re: extract records
Comments: To: Max F <max8ca@YAHOO.COM>
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Try Proc SQL where the BETWEEN operator originates in SAS:

Create table work.subset as select * from <dataset> where date2 between (date1 - 4) and (date1 +7);


-----Original Message----- From: Max F [mailto:max8ca@YAHOO.COM] Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 12:30 PM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: extract records

Hi there,

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 date2.



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