Execute Proc Contents against both datasets and examine the output.
Alternatively, watch the contents of the library(ies) containing the files
through Display Manager's LIB window and drill down to the variable level.
Paul M. Dorfman
>Subject: Fast way for checking whether variables are char or numeric
>Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 10:39:34 -0600
>I've run into a difficulty with merging several datasets. Apparently,
>one of my datasets has my merge variable as character instead of
>numeric. I'm wondering if there is a quick way to check in SAS to
>find out which of these dataset has this error so that I can fix it. In
>other words, is there a way to list variable characteristics like
>format, char/numeric status, length, etc ...
> Thanks, John Gerstle
>Program Analyst, Sr.
>Applied Gerontology Program
>University of Alabama
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