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Date:         Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:11:52 +0000
Reply-To:     toby dunn <tobydunn@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From:         toby dunn <tobydunn@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: help using formats
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Meg ,

Yes there is:

roc Format ; Value Sex 1 = 'Male' 2 = 'Female' ; Run ;

Data Have ; Format Sex Sex. ; Sex = 1 ; Output ;

Sex = 2 ; Output ; Run ;

Data Need ; Set Have ;

If VValue( Sex ) = 'Male' Then Do ; Text = 'Its A Boy ' ; End ; Else Do ; Text = 'Its A Girl' ; End ; Run ;

Proc Print Data = Need ; Run ;

Toby Dunn

When everything is coming at you all at once, your in the wrong lane.

A truly happy person is someone who can smile and enjoy the scenery on a detour.

From: Meg <napu1975@HOTMAIL.COM> Reply-To: Meg <napu1975@HOTMAIL.COM> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: help using formats Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 11:03:19 -0700


Is there a way for me to ID numeric variables by its format in a data set?

example 1=male 2=female

is there a way I could do something like this

If gender ='Male' then ... else if gender= "female"

Is there special syntax that would allow that kind of programming with numeric vars?


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