DATA Step Basics 94
Creating Multiple Tables 96
When Position Matters 98
SAS Functions 104
Where to Look for More Information 105
If you learn SAS the traditional way, you start with the DATA step. As you go on to more and more advanced training, you keep coming back to the DATA step and learning more about it. You are unlikely ever to learn or need to know all there is to know about the DATA step.
The DATA step is used for reading data from text files, manipulating data, and even writing reports. It is a complete programming language in its own right, and is even beginning to show signs of object orientation, that most up-to-date of programming ...