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what is Difference between PROC SQL JOINS and MERGE?
 Question Submitted By :: Sankar
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  Re: what is Difference between PROC SQL JOINS and MERGE?
# 1
The resultant dataset depends on the input datasets.
In case of one to one and one to many both work
similarly,i.e. the resultant dataset is same.
But differs in case of many to many and non matching
many to many:
ex: (merge on x) (proc sql)
----- ------ ------- -------
1 A 1 F 1 A F 1 A F
1 C 1 R ---> 1 C R 1 A R
2 B 2 G 2 B G 1 C F
1 C R
2 B G


ex: (merge on x) (proc sql)
----- ------ ------- -------
1 A 1 F 1 A F 1 A F
2 B 3 T ---> 2 B . 3 C T
3 C 4 G 3 C T
4 . G
Is This Answer Correct ?    28 Yes 6 No
Rajitha Macherla
  Re: what is Difference between PROC SQL JOINS and MERGE?
# 2
merge is a statement which is used in the data step Whereas
join is a procedure which is used in the proc step. But the
outputs produced are the same !!!!
Is This Answer Correct ?    0 Yes 9 No
Nrtya Vardhanapu

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