pat.moore@UAA.ALASKA.EDU (Pat Moore) wrote in message news:<200402090810.i198AxI08331@listserv.cc.uga.edu>...
> I have a file which is arranged in a particular order:
> I need to keep everything together and restore the order after
> maybe I have to create an order variable, in which case, I'm not sure how
> to assign a set of sequential numbers to a series of observations.
... other processing which keeps the ORIGINAL_SEQUENCE variable ...
proc sort data=_last_;