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Date:         Tue, 6 Sep 2005 21:04:37 +0300
Reply-To:     Nina Harris <sas@MAILINATOR.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Nina Harris <sas@MAILINATOR.COM>
Subject:      limiting sql rows by calculated monotonic()
Comments: To: sas-l@uga.edu
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are there better ways of doing this?

the goal is to "look and analyze" at the data coming from a hundred million row table first before running a full throttle query

* this is here just to generate some sample data in real life this would not exist as the sql connection would provide the data; data a;do x=1000 to 500 by -1;output;end;

proc sql; create table b as select *, monotonic() as _m_ from a where calculated _m_ < 10 order by x ; quit; data _null_;set b;put(_all_)(=);run;


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