Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:18:15 -0700
Reply-To: Mark Miller <mdhmiller@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Mark Miller <mdhmiller@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Is there a way to create variable containing the pdv?
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I already commented on the outgoing var list.
As for the content of the current PDV, you know
there are many ways to get the var list as
that topic gets discussed here every month.
Suppose you create a macro var named myPDV.
Then you assign it to a datastep var PDVnow.
What do you do with it?
Do you want the list to include PDVnow.
... mark miller
On 8/18/2011 10:54 AM, Arthur Tabachneck wrote:
> Suppose you had the following program:
> data test(keep=a y z);
> input a b c x y;
> 1 2 3 4 5
> Is there a way, from within the datastep, to create a variable that contains
> the names of all of the variables that are in the pdv. Thus, in the above
> example, say a variable called variables that would have the value:
> "a b c x y z"? And, similarly, create another variable that has the names of
> the variables in the keep statement (i.e., in this case, a variable called
> kept with the value "a y z")?
> Thanks in advance,