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DATA Step Programming

  • Kirk Paul Lafler

Abstract

The DATA Step programming language in the Base SAS software is a powerful and full-featured programming language. Whether you’re a novice or advanced user, the tips covered in this chapter are designed to show you how to use it to your advantage. This chapter covers important keywords, structured coding techniques, date and time processing, operators and modifiers, SAS functions, program testing and debugging techniques, large file-processing techniques, and concepts such as observation loops, Program Data Vector (PDV), variable and value assignments, conditional processing, and logic branching— all to enable you to write better programs.

Keywords

Character String Application Component Variable List Data Step Numeric Argument 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Kirk Paul Lafler 2002

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  • Kirk Paul Lafler

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