Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 14:43:19 -0700
Reply-To: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
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From: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: assign reiterative macro variable to call symput to use in
another call symput
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schant508@HOTMAIL.COM wrote back:
>Once I have the survey data for each question (each a separate dsn) then I
>merge by the unique identifier to get one DSN which I will PROC FREQ to
>get counts. Thank you.
Okay, so you have a very complicated macro - apparently a lot more
complex than you really need, based on what I saw - in order to handle
the problem that your data are coming to you in a bad database
structure. I've seen that before.
Is there a way to get the data into better database structures *first*?
In the long run, it could save you a phenomenal amount of work.
And I would recommend that you use PROC SURVEYFREQ. Even if
you are only getting counts with no standard errors or anything else,
the use of the right tool will help keep other people who use your
code from going off in the wrong direction later.
David L. Cassell
3115 NW Norwood Pl.
Corvallis OR 97330
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