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Date:         Fri, 15 Jan 1999 15:50:42 +0000
Reply-To:     John Whittington <medisci@POWERNET.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         John Whittington <medisci@POWERNET.COM>
Subject:      Re: Reordering variables in a new data set
Comments: To: Victor Kamensky <kamensky@AECOM.YU.EDU>
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At 10:27 15/01/99 -0500, Victor Kamensky wrote: >There is another way! >Not a big difference, but LABEL can be used instead of RETAIN.

Well, true - but that's a very tedious method - and assumes that you actually know what the labels have to be! As far as I can recall, you can also achieve the same with ATTRIB or ARRAY statements (as well as LENGTH and RETAIN), provided they appear before the SET statement - but in all cases are usually more tedious to use than the (completely 'harmless', despite myths) RETAIN statement.

Regards,

John

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