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Date:   Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:20:47 -0800
Reply-To:   Patrick <patrick.matter@GMX.CH>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Patrick <patrick.matter@GMX.CH>
Organization:   http://groups.google.com
Subject:   Re: Keep only variables with specific characters
Comments:   To: sas-l@uga.edu
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Pretty much the same as Frank's version; but tested and also using the libname to filter data for &namelist;

data DATA_HAVE; c1fpop1=1; c2fpop2 =1; c3fpop3 =1; c1mpop1 =1; run;

proc sql noprint; select name into :nameList separated by ' ' from dictionary.columns where libname='WORK' and memname = 'DATA_HAVE' and upcase(name) like'%FPOP%' ; quit;

data want; set DATA_HAVE (keep=&nameList); run;


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