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Date:   Fri, 3 Nov 2006 06:21:36 -0700
Reply-To:   "Workman, Rob" <Rob.Workman@SORIN-NA.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   "Workman, Rob" <Rob.Workman@SORIN-NA.COM>
Subject:   Re: OT: Chance to Make SAS-L History: Did You Know That...
Comments:   To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Content-Type:   text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Did you know that the continue statement works differently in SCL than in the datastep?

"In DATA step code, the CONTINUE statement stops processing only the current DO loop. In SCL code, the CONTINUE statement stops processing the current DO loop or *DO group*" -help documentation (my emphasis)

In SCL, CONTINUE simply goes to the line following the next end statement in the current do group. In the datastep, the CONTINUE statement goes to the end statement of the current loop even if nested in a non-looping do group.

For example:

SCL: init: do ii = 1 to 5; if ii = 2 then do; continue; end; *** CONTINUE exits here;

jj + 1; end; put jj=; return;

*** Log; jj=5


data _null_; do ii = 1 to 5; if ii = 2 then do; continue; end;

jj + 1; end; *** CONTINUE exits here; put jj=;


*** Log; jj=4

Kind regards,

Rob Workman

-----Original Message----- From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael L. Davis Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 6:30 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Re: OT: Chance to Make SAS-L History: Did You Know That...

Hello Mikeeee (and other friends),

I'll bite. As an aid to figuring out what your created data sets are about when a few days have elapsed, consider using data set labels. Easiest way is to use a data set option:

data foo (label="This data set created for SAS-L by pgm 123, &sysdate") ; set ..... run ;

This works for PROC SQL fans, too.

proc sql ; create table foo (label="This data set created for SAS-L by pgm 123, &sysdate") as select .... ;

The labels are most easily viewed in a SAS Explorer directory window.


Michael Davis

At 01:17 PM 11/2/2006 -0500, you wrote: >Dear SAS-L-ers, > >This is it! This is _YOUR_ chance to help make SAS-L history! You can >do so by joining me in making this the longest thread that has ever >existed in the storied history of this happy medium that we call: >SAS-L. In doing so, you will not only help to make SAS-L history, you >will also be an integral part of it! > >All that you have to do is contribute a single SAS tip to this thread. >It doesn't necessarily have to be something profound; just solid and >accurate. > >This opportunity is good for prolific posters, for occasional posters, >for once-in-a-blue-moon posters, and especially for lurkers who have >never posted before. Everybody on this list knows _SOMETHING_ about >SAS. So, pick your best tip and post it--even if you are sure that >others already know it. It could be that somebody doesn't know it, or >that you refresh somebody's memory. > >So, here is how this will work. You simply write: "Did you know that: >" and follow it up with your brief SAS tip. It couldn't be any easier, >could it? > >Okay, so I'll get the ball rolling. Here goes: > >Did you know that: you can increase the page size of SAS indexes when >they are first created by using the IBUFSIZE option? The default >IBUFSIZE is 4096 bytes. You can change that setting by specifying >IBUFSIZE=xxxxx. The author of a recent book on SAS indexes recommends >setting IBUFSIZE=32767 (the maximum) on all SAS platforms except for >z/OS, where he recommends setting it to 27648. (However, he presents >the caution that this has not been rigorously tested on SAS data sets of >varying sizes on _ALL_ of the operating systems that SAS is run on. So, >your mileage may vary). > >Hey, that was easy. Now, it is your turn! > >If you need more incentive to participate, then consider these inspiring >words: > > From this day to the ending of the world, >But we in it shall be remember'd; >We few, we happy few, we band of brothers (and sisters); >For he (or she) to-day that posts with me Shall be my brother (or >sister); > >I'll bet that did it. Okay, now get posting! > > >I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future! > >Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not >reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or >methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes >only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or >applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so >at their own risk. > >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >Michael A. Raithel >"The man who wrote the book on performance" >E-mail: > >Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment > >Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, >Second Edition > > >Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes > > >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >Be great in act, as you have been in thought. - William Shakespeare >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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