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I have a set of 50 observations. Once I read them they are read into the data set. The main variable is say TreatmentTime

Apart from that I also want to create a variable tempIndex which is say 1 for observation 1 , 2 for observation 2 and so on. So that I can use tempindex for other calculations. How do I do that

thanks
-anshuma
 
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SAS uses the temporary variable _N_ as a counter.  To save this as a permament variable, just assign it.

DATA NewDataSet; SET YourDataSet;
Tempindex = _N_;

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Hi,

I am just getting started with SAS. I hope you will try to help me in future also.

sincere regards
-anshu

My pleasure.  I like SAS a lot and have been using it for many years.

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