Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 07:05:51 +0000
Reply-To: Roland Rashleigh-Berry <RolandRB@NETCOMUK.CO.UK>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Roland Rashleigh-Berry <RolandRB@NETCOMUK.CO.UK>
Organization: NETCOM Internet Ltd.
Subject: Re: Change internal order of var
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You can change the order of variables using a length statement.
length a b c d 8;
Jian-Zheng Zhou wrote:
> I remember there were some disscussions about the way to change the variable
> in a sas data file in this newsgroup before. It seems to me someone
> suggested to use retain statement in a data step to change variable order.i
> such as:
> data a;
> set a;
> retain var1 var2 ....;
> But I tried it several days ago. It did not work. I probably did not
> remember it correctly. Can someone tell me the correct way to change the
> order of variables in a sas data set?
> Thank you in advance.
> Jian-Zheng Zhou
> Research Associate Tel: 301-405-1381(O)
> Department of Animal Sciences 301-590-0902(H)
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