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Monday, January 25, 2010

Base 43

NOTE- Underscore represent blank space

The contents of the raw data file PRODUCT are listed below:


--------10-------20-------30
24613____$25.31


The following SAS program is submitted:


data inventory;
infile 'product';
input idnum 5. @10 price;
run;


Which one of the following is the value of the PRICE variable?


A. 25.31
B. $25.31
C. . (missing numeric value)
D. No value is stored as the program fails to execute due to errors.

9 comments:

SASGuru said...

Answer: C
Need to use the informat comma6.2 to read the value properly.
data inventory;
input idnum 5. @10 price comma6.2;
cards;
24613 $25.31
;
run;

Vikas said...

Answer is (C).
Because program creates the data set and read the first value, however, fails to read the value for price.

neurosas said...
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Saurabh Jadhav said...

answer is A

data inventory;
input idnum 5. @10 price comma6.2;
cards;
24613 $25.31
;
run;

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H. C. said...

0.31

Dutchy said...

Answer is C, becaus price has a default type, which is numeric 8 (8.). Space is converted to missing numeric.

Dutchy said...

Regarding C
If informat = Dollar6.2 or Comma6.2 then it works. In both cases, giving the same result.
So heading spaces could be concidered as numeric if you use the correct INFORMAT.

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