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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The SAS data set EMPLOYEE_INFO is listed below:

IDNumber Expenses
2542 100.00
3612 133.15
2198 234.34
2198 111.12

The following SAS program is submitted:

proc sort data = employee_info;

Which one of the following BY statements completes the program and sorts the data sequentially by ascending expense values within each ascending IDNUMBER value?

A. by Expenses IDNumber;
B. by IDNumber Expenses;
C. by ascending (IDNumber Expenses);
D. by ascending IDNumber ascending Expenses;


SASGuru said...

Answer: B

Rujuta........ said...

B. by IDNumber Expenses;

CP said...

can't be d or c. descending is a by statement option. ascending is not a by statement option. Thus, it will produce a sas log message.

Ryan Lo said...

Answer is B.

"by ascending EXPENSES values within each ascending IDNUMBER value" means sorting IDNUMBER first.

kinnari said...

answer is B

to get ascending values you don't have to write keyword ascending before variable name

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