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Date:   Wed, 17 Sep 2003 12:07:48 +0200
Reply-To:   "Groeneveld, Jim" <jim.groeneveld@VITATRON.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   "Groeneveld, Jim" <jim.groeneveld@VITATRON.COM>
Subject:   Re: create dataset with added column
Comments:   To: mmxell <docdoc1357@TIPGOD.COM>
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Hi MMxell,

I assume with Index you mean the sequence number of the observation in the dataset. If so, in the/a data step add either the line: SeqNum = _N_; or SeqNum + 1;

Where do you want it for?

Regards - Jim.

Y. (Jim) Groeneveld MSc Biostatistician Vitatron B.V. Meander 1051 6825 MJ Arnhem The Netherlands +31/0 26 376 7365; fax 7305

-----Original Message----- From: mmxell [mailto:docdoc1357@TIPGOD.COM] Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 09:45 To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: create dataset with added column


I want to create a dataset from a .txt file (say desc.txt). The content of the file contains only 1 text description(sample as below) abc xyz aaa

I want to create a dataset that has 2 fields: 1)index 2)desc , the result dataset desired is as follows: index desc 1 abc 2 xyz 3 aaa 4 ... 5 .... and etc.

can I do it in the DATA step? Thanks for the advice. mmxell

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