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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Q8

The following SAS program is submitted:

data work.test;
array agents{4} $ 12 sales1 - sales4;
run;

Which one of the following represents the variables that are contained in the output data set?

A. SALES1, SALES2, SALES3, SALES4
B. AGENTS1, AGENTS2, AGENTS3, AGENTS4
C. None, the DATA step fails because the ARRAY statement can reference only numeric data.
D. None, the DATA step fails because the ARRAY statement can reference only pre-existing variables.

12 comments:

SASGuru said...

Answer: A

In this datastep the array is creating 4 character variable sales1-sales

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

A. SALES1, SALES2, SALES3, SALES4

siva said...

Answer A

Unknown said...

plz SASGure can u explain how.....

CP said...

Is12 the length of the var sales1-sales4

Ryan Lo said...

Answer is A.

"array agents{4} $ 12 sales1 - sales4;" statement
is creating 4 character variable sales1-sales with missing value. Output data set has one observation.

"array agents{4} $ 12;" statement
is creating 4 character variable agents1 - agents4 with missing value. Output data set has one observation.

kinnari said...

A
SALES1,SALES2,SALES3,SALES4

Gaurav Verma said...

A

digitizer said...

The only thing that is throwing me is the number 12.

abhilashrao punugoti said...

A

Rani Mathew said...

By default all elements in a character array is having a length of 8 bytes. To give a different length we can mention the value after the dollar sign. So in this case 12 is the length of each array element

Rani Mathew said...

By default all elements in a character array is having a length of 8 bytes. To give a different length we can mention the value after the dollar sign. So in this case 12 is the length of each array element

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