Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 15:41:56 -0800
Reply-To: "Berryhill, Timothy" <TWB2@PGE.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Berryhill, Timothy" <TWB2@PGE.COM>
Subject: Re: Why doesn't NOBS work?
It will, it will! As the original poster finally mentioned, his dataset
SEARCH contained a variable named NOBS. All of the replies assumed he was
attempting to use the NOBS= option of a SET statement. Since setting past
the end of a dataset stops a data step, when you use the NOBS= option, you
read the variable BEFORE you define it. In the example below, move lines
546 and 547 before line 544 (before the SET statement which will end the
> From: Frank Berger[SMTP:Frank.D.Berger@DAL.FRB.ORG]
> Reply To: Frank Berger
> Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 10:04 AM
> To: SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Why doesn't NOBS work?
> Hmmm....out of curiosity I tried this under AIX...doesn't work. It seems
> that with zero observations in the dataset, SAS won't do anything,
> including assigning the value of nobs (0) to a variable.
> Bertil Runstrvm wrote:
> > Yes, change your code to:
> > data _null_;
> > 544 set search nobs=nobs;
> > 545 file print;
> > 546 if nobs=0 and _n_ le 1 then put
> > 547 'EMPTY DATA SET!!!';
> > 548 run;
> > Best regards
> > Bertil Runstrvm
> > E. S. skrev i meddelandet
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> > >This piece of code will work in the mainframe, but for some reason it
> > >won't in the PC. Any ideas as of why??
> > >
> > >543 data _null_;
> > >544 set search;
> > >545 file print;
> > >546 if nobs=0 and _n_ le 1 then put
> > >547 'EMPTY DATA SET!!!';
> > >548 run;