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We are starting a series of articles to help you prepare for this
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along with their explanation. Ask Analytics
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## Q1. The following SAS program is submitted:

JobCategory = 'FA';
JobLevel = '1'; Be the first of your friends to like this
Jobcategory =    Jobcategory || JobLevel ;
run;

Which one of the following is the value of the variable Jobcategory in the output data set?

A. FA
B. FA1
C. FA 1
D. ' ' (missing character value)

## Answer of the question is highlighted.

Explanation:

In PDV(Program Data Vector) first the variables Jobcategory will be created with the length of (2
bytes / 2 characters) executing first statement (JobCategory = ‘FA’).

So, the length of variable Jobcategory  will remain the same within this data step.  So even when
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the third statement is concatenating the "FA" and "1" values, the variable Jobcategory  can't
accommodate string of length 3,  hence remains FA. Searc

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Jobcategory  now becomes "1F"   ....  I hope you  have got the crux.
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## Data work.total; Descriptive Statistics With Proc

Set work.salary(keep = department wagerate); Univariate
By department; Feel your data ! Before going to a
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If first.department then payroll = 0;
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3/14/2018 Ask Analytics: Base SAS Certification Questions Series - Part 1
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run; SQL in SAS
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The SAS data set WORK.SALARY, currently ordered by DEPARTMENT, contains 100 observations for Analytics industry. Every analyst in
each of 5 departments. Which one of the following represents how many observations the his/her life time, sometime would
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WORK.TOTAL data set contains?
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A tale about  p-value You keep seei
Explanation:  the term 'p-value' every now and
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Sometimes in examinations, questions are intentionally made lengthy and hence
confusing. Classical example of the same is the above question. Difference between Nodupkey and
Nodup in Proc Sort ?
Try to identify the key statement in such cases. Here If Last.department  statement is the key. What is the difference between the
Nodupkey and Nodup options in Pro
Sort ? Since ages SAS interviewers
If Last.department  and By department combo gets  the last occurrence of each of the 5 have not stopped asking this q...
departments. Hence only 5 observations would be left.
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## SAS Macros - Part 4 - A finishing tou

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Macros our previous articles.  This
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