Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:14:36 -0600
Reply-To: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
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From: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Subject: Re: Reverse PROC CONTENTS
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There are many situations in which the ability to update a dictionary
table (and have the update apply to the underlying data set) would be
I asked for this a while back, and was told that it is not going to
Still, it doesn't hurt to ask again.
Manager, Technical Development
Metrics Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA
>>> "Choate, Paul@DDS" <pchoate@DDS.CA.GOV> 04/26/2004 10:05 AM >>>
Interesting question Jim. If only we could edit sashelp.vcolumns,
Here's an old post by Peter Crawford that used proc datasets to do what
From: Peter Crawford (Peter@CrawfordSoftware.demon.co.uk)
Subject: Re: Fields of SAS dreams
DDS Data Extraction
From: Groeneveld, Jim [mailto:jim.groeneveld@VITATRON.COM]
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 2:17 AM
Subject: Q: Reverse PROC CONTENTS
Maybe I'm missing something, but I am looking for some kind of reverse
CONTENTS. I read ascii data and don't want to enter the metadata
labels and many other attributes) by hand by writing a piece of data
code. The information is avaliable in another ascii file, which I would
to read using the standardized variable names from PROC CONTENTS (into
dataset) and feed back to a (still empty) dataset, just like the
option with PROC FORMAT allows for importing formats from a dataset. If
is not possible I would could read the metadata to generate normal data
code to %include, but that is more work.
Regards - Jim.
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