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Date:         Tue, 26 Aug 2003 09:09:54 -0700
Reply-To:     "Huang, Ya" <yhuang@AMYLIN.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Huang, Ya" <yhuang@AMYLIN.COM>
Subject:      Re: Ways to code (if Var contains the value of an Obs in another
              SAS dataset).
Comments: To: sashole@bellsouth.net
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Paul,

I'm not sure what you mean by "macro memory search", can you give a sample code. Is this a new trick that has never been revealed yet.

Kind regards,

Ya -----Original Message----- From: Paul Dorfman [mailto:paul_dorfman@HOTMAIL.COM] Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 8:43 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Re: Ways to code (if Var contains the value of an Obs in another SAS dataset).

>From: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <radevenz@IX.NETCOM.COM> > >>"Haynes, Zac" <ZHaynes@BCBSM.COM> wrote in message >>What are some efficient ways to compute whether a variable ($char80.) >>contains the value of one of the observations of another SAS dataset?

>Depends on the nature of the variables being looked up. If lookup is >equality (col-n = v in table X is equal to col-m in table Y) than all these >can work well: >array, hash, format, merge, SQL left join, SQL subquery lookup

...bitmaps, conditional IN/OR/AND lists, SAS index lookup, INDEX() against a concatenated string, binary/interpolation search with POINT=..., macro memory search, on...

Kind regards, ================= Paul M. Dorfman Jacksonville, FL =================

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