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Combining and Modifying SAS® Data Sets: Examples Second Edition by Michele M. Burlew

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Understanding the Tools for Combining SAS Data Sets

Once you understand the basics of establishing relationships among data and the ways you can combine SAS data sets, you can choose from a variety of SAS tools for accessing, combining, and processing your data. Table 1.1 lists and briefly describes the primary tools that are featured in this book. The remainder of the section describes in more detail some of the choices to make in determining how to combine and modify your data sets.

Table 1.1. Tools for Combining SAS Data Sets
Class of ToolStatement, PROC, or Other ToolAction PerformedSequentialDirectCan Use with BY StatementComments
DATA Step StatementsSETReads an observation from one or more SAS data sets.XXXUse KEY = or POINT= to access data ...

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