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Date:         Tue, 21 Dec 2004 17:37:45 -0800
Reply-To:     Nageswar Rao Punnani <npunnani@gmail.com>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Nageswar Rao Punnani <npunnani@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: proc transpose - duplicate id values
In-Reply-To:  <20041222012355.95468.qmail@web81001.mail.yahoo.com>
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I want to merge those records back in the data set to retain its originality.

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 17:23:55 -0800 (PST), Dennis Diskin <diskin@snet.net> wrote: > Rao, > > What do you want for a result? Proc transpose does not know what to do with > the duplicate records. If you want to keep them, a common approach is to add > a sequence counter for duplicate records within your by group and add thet > to the by statement. But, you have to figure out what you are going to do > with those records later. > > Regards, > Dennis Diskin > > > Nageswar Rao Punnani <npunnani@GMAIL.COM> wrote: > Hi all , > > I have sorted my data set with the by variables and then > tried to transpose > within the by group with the id variable. But the problem is in my > data set , within the same by group i have duplicate id variable > values and proc transpose is ignoring those observations . Is there a > way to get around this .. any help is greatly appreciated. > > this is the code i wrote : > > proc transpose data = desktop.hosp_nonmissing1 out = > work.hosp_nonmissingt prefix = code let; > by patient_id hosp_adm_date hosp_disch_date; > var diag_code ; > id diag_code_number; > run; > > log report : > The ID value "code1" occurs twice in the same BY group > > sample observations where proc transpose is giving the error : > id date1 date2 diag_code_number > 12345 11/23/2004 12/23/2004 1 > 12345 11/23/2004 12/23/2004 1 > 12345 11/23/2004 12/23/2004 2 > 12345 11/23/2004 12/23/2004 3 > > thanks in advance, > > Rao. >


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