makes a data set current for output
- SETOUT SAS-data-set <NOBS name>
The inputs to the SETOUT statement are as follows:
The SETOUT statement chooses the specified
data set from among those data sets already
opened for output by the EDIT or CREATE statement.
This data set becomes the current output
data set for subsequent data management statements.
If specified, the NOBS option returns the number of observations
currently in the data set in the scalar variable name.
The POINT option makes the specified observation the current one.
- can be specified with a one-word name (for example,
A) or a two-word name (for example, SASUSER.A).
For more information on specifying SAS data sets,
see the chapter on SAS data sets in SAS Language Reference: Concepts.
- is the name of a variable to contain the
number of observations in the data set.
- specifies the observation to be made the current observation.
In the example that follows, the data set WORK.A
is made the current output data set and the fifth
observation is made the current observation.
The number of observations in WORK.A
is returned in the variable SIZE.
setout work.a nobs size point 5;
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