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# storing unque values from 15 columns and "x" rows   in SAS

Posted on 2014-03-25
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Experts,

I have pieces of this puzzle, but now to put it together.

I have a record that has error codes in colums ERR01 - ERR15  respectively,  Each member can have multiple records and the codes can be repeated.

I have the number of records per member in the first column  called "n".  Does anyone know how in SAS I can loop through the table ERR01 - ERR15 and the respective rows and keep only distinct error codes and omitting blanks.
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Question by:morinia

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ID: 39954907
Could provide examples to help better visualize what you have and trying to achieve?
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theartfuldazzler earned 2000 total points
ID: 39955240
Hi

if I understand you correctly, you want something like this?

``````DATA Test;
INFORMAT n 3. Cust_no 5. ERR01 ERR02 ERR03 ERR04 ERR05 ERR06 \$4.;
INFILE CARDS DLM= '|' DSD TRUNCOVER;
INPUT n Cust_no ERR01  ERR02   ERR03   ERR04   ERR05   ERR06  ;
CARDS;
2|1234|E1|E2||E3||E1
2|1234|E3|||||
1|1235|E1|E2
3|1236|E1|E2|E3|E4|E5|
3|1236|E1|E2|E3|E4|E5|
3|1236|E6|E2|E7|E4|E5|
;RUN;

PROC SORT DATA=Test;
BY Cust_no;
RUN;

DATA Test2;
SET Test;
ARRAY ErrorArr ERR01 - ERR06;
Do i = 1 to 6;
Error = ErrorArr[i];
IF Error ~= " " then OUTPUT;
END;
DROP i ERR01 - Err06;
RUN;

PROC SORT DATA=test2 NODUPKEY;
BY Cust_no Error;
RUN;

DATA Test2;
set test2;
BY Cust_no;
RETAIN i;
IF First.Cust_no then i = 0;
i = i + 1;
ColName = 'ERR'||PUT(i,z2.);
DROP i;
RUN;

PROC TRANSPOSE DATA=Test2 OUT=Test_Final;
BY Cust_no;
ID ColName;
VAR Error;
RUN;
``````
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 39955969
Worked like a charm.
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