Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 12:51:13 -0400
Reply-To: Ken Borowiak <evilpettingzoo97@AOL.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Ken Borowiak <evilpettingzoo97@AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: wild card match for variable name
On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:34:04 -0700, sas_9264 <Shiping9264@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>Hi, I know sas using ':' do variable matching, but seems it only can
>do right side match, such as app: or xx_:. Now my question is how can
>I do left side match, such as all the variable names end with _grp ?
THis is a pretty common query so the archives are filled with answers to
this question. Here is a link to a response I gave last week:
You can replace the last DATA step with a PROC DATASETS or PROC SQL ( ALTER
TABLE xxx DROP .... ) if you are not doing any further data manipulation.