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Date:         Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:34:53 +0100
Reply-To:     "Dr. Olaf Kruse" <olaf.kruse@VST-GMBH.DE>
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From:         "Dr. Olaf Kruse" <olaf.kruse@VST-GMBH.DE>
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Hi Myra,

one more idea: Accept the opinion of your boss (remember Don Quichote), but show him, that you are still in command of the SAS-language. E.g. replace long if-then-else-statements with a more elegant select-statement:

select; when <first selection-criteria > do; <SAS- statements> end; [...] when <last selection-criteria > do; <SAS- statements> end; otherwise; do; <SAS- statements> end; end; /* of select */

It doesn't save much code, but it avoids errors by omitting an else-statement in the middle of a long if-then-else-sequence.

Cheers, Olaf

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