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Reading flat files in SAS Data Step gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of data quality and data manipulation. However, problem may arise when files are huge with poor data quality. In this tips and tricks we will have a look to the heart of the Data Step manipulation and learn to do as much as we can do in this important step: applying data quality rules, creating error datasets, selecting good variables and records (etc.)
At the era of the big data, its very common to have lot of variables to manipulate in blocks of variables. Arrays, Do loops and variable lists are powerful data manipulation tools that help make code more efficient for repetitive operation.
Creating or reading flat files from SAS can be done in several ways in SAS: proc import, proc export are common examples. When flat files are not simple line of records, it becomes impossible to use default technics and Data Step programming becomes required.
The SAS hash object is meant to enable you to quickly and efficiently store, search, and retrieve data based on lookup keys , Conceptually, the hash object provides programmers the means to easily define and utilize a hash table within the Data Step.