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Re: Running a SAS program within a SAS program

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On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 12:55 PM, Kathleen Santos
<flowerpotcat@gmail.com> wrote:
>   Hello,
>
>  I would like to combine multi years of data into one. Each year has a
>  particular data set and a particular program to create a SAS dataset.
>  However, not all programs are the same (e.g. variable names may change
>  throughout the years).
>
>  What I would like to do is to create one program that would call on the
>  other programs to create SAS datasets. Then I'll integrate them together and
>  do whatever I it is I need to do.
>
>  I hope someone can help me.
>
>  Thanks.
>
>  Kathleen
>



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Re: Running a SAS program within a SAS program #3
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