Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 13:53:41 -0700
Reply-To: "Jeff J. Voeller" <atrocity@MY-DEJANEWS.COM>
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From: "Jeff J. Voeller" <atrocity@MY-DEJANEWS.COM>
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Subject: OBS= equivalent for output datasets?
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We all know that SAS has that nifty little OBS= option for running tests on small portions of input datasets. But is there a way to apply similar logic to an output dataset?
In other words, I want to process a DATA step until the result data reaches a certain number of observations, regardless of how many observations in the input dataset need to be read.
For those familiar with SyncSort, what I'm suggesting is akin to how its STOPAFT= parameter works.
I guess I could initialize a counter and then STOP when it hits my desired number...
Thanks for any suggestions.
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