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Where Statement in SAS Programming
  • Last Updated : 23 Jul, 2019

The WHERE statement is a substitute to IF statement when it comes to subsetting a data set.

Syntax:

WHERE (condition is true) => It refers to subsetting a dataset.

Task1 : Suppose you want to select only section A students. You need to filter Section variable equals to A using where clause.




data readin;
input name $ Section $ Score;
cards;
Raj  A 80
Atul A 77
Priya B 45
Sandeep A 95
Rahul C 84
Shreya C 44
;
run;
  
data readin1;
set readin;
where Section EQ "A";
run;

where section EQ “A” => This would tell SAS to select only section which is equals to values “A”.



You can also write where section = “A”. This statement serves the same purpose.

Output:

LOGICAL OPERATORS

SymbolicMnemonicMeaning
&ANDBoth conditions true
|OREither condition true
~ or ^NOTReverse the statement

Task2: Suppose you want to select section A and B students. You need to filter Section variable
equals to A or B using where clause.




data readin;
input name $ Section $ Score;
cards;
Raj  A 80
Atul A 77
Priya B 45
Sandeep A 95
Rahul C 84
Shreya C 44
;
run;
  
data readin1;
set readin;
where Section IN ("A" "B");
run;

where section IN (“A” “B”) => This would tell SAS to select those record where section is equals to either A or B values.

Output:

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