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SAS Interview Questions
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Name and describe three SAS functions that you have used, if any?

Accenture,

4 14067

How would you code the criteria to restrict the output to be produced?

Accenture,

6 10553

What is the purpose of the trailing @? The @@? How would you use them?

Accenture,

10 43265

Under what circumstances would you code a SELECT construct instead of IF statements?

Accenture,

7 11729

What statement do you code to tell SAS that it is to write to an external file? What statement do you code to write the record to the file?

Accenture,

2 8564

If reading an external file to produce an external file, what is the shortcut to write that record without coding every single variable on the record?

Accenture,

7 20057

If you’re not wanting any SAS output from a data step, how would you code the data statement to prevent SAS from producing a set?

Accenture,

8 17381

What is the one statement to set the criteria of data that can be coded in any step?

Accenture,

4 8710

Have you ever linked SAS code? If so, describe the link and any required statements used to either process the code or the step itself.

Accenture,

2 8056

How would you include common or reuse code to be processed along with your statements?

Accenture,

3 6648

When looking for data contained in a character string of 150 bytes, which function is the best to locate that data: scan, index, or indexc?

Accenture,

2 6997

If you have a data set that contains 100 variables, but you need only five of those, what is the code to force SAS to use only those variable?

Accenture,

10 15700

Code a PROC SORT on a data set containing State, District and County as the primary variables, along with several numeric variables.

Accenture,

7 12914

How would you delete duplicate observations?

Accenture,

10 28555

How would you delete observations with duplicate keys?

Accenture,

13 21220


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What are the statements that are executed only?

513


what is the function of catx syntax? : Sas-administrator

449


AE datasets names? how many types?

1907


what is the Population you used in your project, is it ITT or PP?

2022


What are the automatic variables for macro? : sas-macro

469






What is factor analysis?

494


I have a SCD Type 2 Dimention for Location In which A Sales Office in Having two Surrogate Keys just because of the change in it's Sales Group. SKey SalesGroup Sales Office BeginDate EndDate 280 SG1 SO1 01APR2000 01APR2010 281 SG2 SO1 02APR2010 31MAR2999 Now while loading the Fact, the Lookup ir returning SKey 280 for records before and after 01APR2010. I am not able to give WHERE condition in the Lookup Properties (TranDate between BeginDate and EndDate). Please help.

1463


How can I remove header from output data set?

1799


Explain the difference between informat and format with an example.

481


Explain the purpose of retain statement.

418


what is study design in while working with SAS? what are screening variables in SAS?

1477


What is the basic syntax style in SAS?

447


How you are maintaining sas programmes in your company...any specific version control software you are using? If so, tell me the name?

1425


which features do you use to check the data validations and errors? : Sas-administrator

396


explain the main difference between the nodup and nodupkey options? : Sas-administrator

464