START option in SAS


What does the "START=" option do in a Data Step in SAS?
moriniaAdvanced Analytics AnalystAsked:
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Aloysius LowCommented:
doesn't sound familiar.. got a code fragment to share?
moriniaAdvanced Analytics AnalystAuthor Commented:
Data filea;
      Set FileB;
      Start = ID;
      If last then do;
          Start= .;
I don't think it is that important.  Because of the use I'd so many data steps I believe this code has been around for a while and I have not used it in any code recently.
Aloysius LowCommented:
this merely assigns the value of ID into the variable START that's all

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