Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 10:57:09 -0400
Reply-To: Bolotin Yevgeniy <YBolotin@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV>
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From: Bolotin Yevgeniy <YBolotin@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Help on Do While Loop!
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If you have an OUTPUT statement, this prevents data from being written
to the dataset unless the OUTPUT is executed during this record's
In this case the OUTPUT exists, but is never executed, so you have no
It's weird, but that's the way it is.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:45 AM
Subject: Help on Do While Loop!
Please check out following code:
do while (b>3);
There is no observation in "test" table after running. However, if you
comment out "output", then there will be a record written into "test"
table. Question: As we know that "Do While" evaluates expression at the
top of the loop, and skips loop when expression is false, so why
supposedly NON-executed "output" statement makes such a difference?
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