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Date:         Mon, 22 Dec 2008 04:25:12 -0800
Reply-To:     jesper@HVIDKILDEHUSENE.DK
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         jesper@HVIDKILDEHUSENE.DK
Subject:      Re: Splitting a large dataset
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On 22 Dec., 12:08, dorjeta...@GOOGLEMAIL.COM (karma) wrote: > Something like this should do the trick > > data have; > input Name $ Data $; > cards; > Jens A > Jens G > Jens X > Ole D > Ole B > ;run; > > data jens ole; > set have; > if name ='Jens' then output jens; > else if name='Ole' then output ole; > run; > > 2008/12/22 <>:

Yeah, I have actually made a code exactly like yours :-) and this will solve my simple example. The problem is, that in my real dataset, there is not only the two names Jens and Ole but about 40 names which is a lot longer (like 'Thomas James Smith' or 'Jens Ole Christensen'). Of course I could just make a looong code like yours, where I have 40 else-if, but there must be an easier way.

Thanks, Jesper

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