Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 14:45:46 +0200
Reply-To: Jim Groeneveld <J.Groeneveld@ITGROUPS.COM>
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From: Jim Groeneveld <J.Groeneveld@ITGROUPS.COM>
Subject: Re: 4GL manual? and a question on variable
I ment my second proposal (in which I also explicitly asked for your name)
in which you could either refer to &&Country&I for your text values, or to
&Country (corresponding to a certain &I in a loop). Thus while you have
numeric &I's you at the same time have the country codes, referred to as the
country list with a numeric index, somewhat similar to an array (that is why
my first method als is called a "macro array", which officially does not
There is even a third method if you accept combined macro and data step
%LET Countries = 'UK', 'US', 'SK', 'FR';
DO Country = &Countries; * Refer to single country as Country;
PROC PRINT DATA=Country; RUN;
Regards - Jim.
Y. (Jim) Groeneveld, MSc IMRO TRAMARKO tel. +31 412 407 070
senior statist./data man. P.O. Box 1 fax. +31 412 407 080
J.Groeneveld@ITGroups.com 5350 AA BERGHEM, NL www.imrotramarko.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: zbiggy [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:19 PM
> To: Jim Groeneveld
> Subject: Re: 4GL manual? and a question on variable
> Hello Jim,
> I tested your proposal and my prediction came true: what I got iterating
> numbers 1 - &M and I would rather have strings 'US', "UK', 'PL'
> I have invented another way of bypassing my problem: in MS Excel, 1 column
> with the country abbreviations and one with formula including them into
> "proc sql".
> Then copy and paste it to the EG :)) and it works (I tried)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Groeneveld" <J.Groeneveld@ITGroups.com>
> To: "'zbiggy'" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 1:45 PM
> Subject: RE: 4GL manual? and a question on variable
> Hi Zbig,
> All right, thanks, your name initially looked like some fake name as well.
> did not know you could post with a fake email address. Isn't there some
> check, verifying your (valid) email address before able to post to
> Could you use one of my suggestions for "numbering" the country codes and
> looping through them?
> Regards - Jim.
> Y. (Jim) Groeneveld, MSc IMRO TRAMARKO tel. +31 412 407 070
> senior statist./data man. P.O. Box 1 fax. +31 412 407 080
> J.Groeneveld@ITGroups.com 5350 AA BERGHEM, NL www.imrotramarko.com