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In SAS, how do I reorder variables in a data set?

When you have existing data in SAS and want to change the order of the variables, use the retain statement. Suppose you have a data set mydata with variables in the order of e c a b d . To change the order to a b c d e , use the following code:

data mydata; retain a b c d e; set mydata; run;

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Last modified on November 13, 2012.

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