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SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User’s Guide by Philip R. Holland

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CHAPTER 2

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How to Use Lookup Tables Effectively

There are many different ways to combine small lookup tables with larger SAS data sets. This chapter shows how to use the most appropriate and efficient method, depending on the circumstances.

No matter what type of programming you do in any SAS programming environment, there will eventually be a need to combine your data with a lookup table. This lookup table may be a code list for adverse events, a list of names for visits, or just one of your own summary data sets containing totals that you will be using to calculate percentages, and you may have your favorite way to incorporate it. This chapter ...

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