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Date:   Fri, 19 Aug 2005 23:03:37 -0700
Reply-To:   j.m.schlatter@GMAIL.COM
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From:   j.m.schlatter@GMAIL.COM
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Subject:   Re: MODIFY with BY-groups?
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> in your original data model solution, you seemed to want to > consolidate the data into the last obs per by-group.

Right, I wanted to do that because the original table is too big and I want to save space.

> Given the dual meaning of by-group processing in modify, that > result might be better achieved, storing it in a separate table, > rather than updating the original.

Meanwhile I am doing it with modify and without by-groups. I process the by-groups manually by remembering (retaining) the previous values.

Jens Martin Schlatter


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