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SAS Corner

SAS Version 9: The Data Step

By Garvii Thomas, Research and Statistical Support Services Consultant

This is a continuation of the "What's new in SAS Version 9" series.  In this months' article we will examine the additions and changes that were made to the DATA step.  Some of the topics includes:

  • Data validation

  • Replacing text

  • Extracting text

  • PRX Functions

  • Comparisons with Perl and RX

  • Adding Data

  • Hash Table details

  • Functions

  • Performance Enhancements

  • SAS Macro Language options

This following link gives your all the changes SAS has made to the DATA step in this new version.

Link: http://support.sas.com/rnd/base/topics/datastep/dsv9-sugi-v2.pdf

Any additional questions contact the Office of Research and Statistical Support at 940-565-4066.