Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 14:30:26 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: array indexed by CharVar was: SUGI 26 Summary
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> From: David L. Cassell [mailto:Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV]
> Jack Hamilton wrote in his summary:
> > It's possible that we may get some form of associative
> arrays (keyed by string rather than by a
> > numeric index) in a future version of SAS, but no details
> were given.
> YESSSSS!!!! Okay, so only Paul Dorfman and I asked for it... :-)
coincidentally, I worked up a routine last week that kludged a invalue to do
ArrayName(CharVar) = ...;
I created an invalue I from a PROC FREQ of CharVar
and ended up with:
ArrayName(input(CharVar,I.)) = ...;
what I do when TRANSPOSE won't work for me!
details next week after I finish my SESUG/SSU paper.
Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov
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