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Date:         Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:53:24 -0400
Reply-To:     Kevin Viel <citam.sasl@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Kevin Viel <citam.sasl@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: proc sql and catx question
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On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:26:55 -0400, D T <sasandstats@LIVE.COM> wrote:

>I am not familiar with using catx in proc sql and have been >trying to work out if I could put a line of code into a catx statement. This >is, in words, what I am trying to do: > > > >if my q19 value in table a is the same as one of the values >in my variable descr in table b, use the value stored in table b in the >variable vname to set the variable with the same name in table a to 1, and set >a variable called flag19 to 1. > > > >I may be trying something way too complicated. I have not >seen an example that uses two tables in a catx statement, but I have also not found >many examples of catx in proc sql. I am already failing to just get the comparison >of values correctly, e.g., for this part: > >'if',a.q19, '="',b.descr,'"', > > > >Here is what I have�and it is far from working �: > >proc >sql; > >select >catx('','if',a.q19, '="',b.descr,'"', >'then do;',a.vname,'="1"; >flag1=1;','end;') >into :q1list separated by >' ' > >from >commentmg as b, testing as a; > >quit;

Are you not getting the Cartesian result? A sample of the data and the goal might help. Where is Q1LIST going to be used? You might consider using IN:

if variable in ( )


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