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Date:         Mon, 21 Jan 2008 14:03:17 -0800
Reply-To:     sonik son <sonikson@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         sonik son <sonikson@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: How to randomly select records from a large data set?
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On Jan 21, 2:47 pm, Melodyp <> wrote: > Hello! I have a question on how to select about 8500 records from a > nearly one million records dataset. > > The 8500 records must be randomly selected. > > Thank you in advance for your help. > > Melody

I would recommend PROC SURVEYSELECT.The SAMPSIZE option will allow you to select the number of records you wish to be pulled (8500, in your case) from the master dataset.

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