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Date:         Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:22:10 -0400
Reply-To:     Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Gerhard Hellriegel <gerhard.hellriegel@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject:      Re: Calculating a New Variable based on existing variables in a
              SAS Datafile

Use a array for that:

.... array x(*) lag1-lag100; new_var=1; do i=1 to dim(x) while (new_var=1); if x(i) ne 1 then new_var=0; end; ...

something like that should do it. Gerhard

n Tue, 28 Oct 2008 05:14:15 -0700, Akshaya <akshaya.nathilvar@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>Hi all, > >I have a SAS datafile with 100 variables, lag1-lag100. I have to >calculate a new variable and assign a value of 1, if the value of all >100 variables is 1; else 0. Is there a simpler way, instead of using >"IF lag1=1 and lag2=1 and lag3=1 and.... lag100=1". Thanks for any >suggestions. > >Thanks! >Akshaya


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