Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:11:13 GMT
Reply-To: paula <paula@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: paula <paula@HOTMAIL.COM>
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I imported data in Excel into SAS 8.2. One Excel column was labeled as ssn#.
I did not pay attention to it. So it shows up in SAS as ssn#.
Now if I later reference this ssn# column, interesting things happen. If I
concatenate another data set that has a column called ssn or ssn_, then the
ssn or ssn_ is merged to the ssn# column, instead of having a separate
column beside ssn# called ssn or ssn_.
If I am creating a new variable, I never use # in the name. Solution is not
a problem. But why this happens?
Paula D X