You can use proc sql to quickly create tables in SAS.
There are two ways to do so:
1. Create a Table from Scratch
2. Create a Table from Existing Data
The following examples show how to do both using proc sql.
Example 1: Create a Table from Scratch
The following code shows how to create a table with three columns using proc sql in SAS:
/*create empty table*/ proc sql; create table my_table (team char(10), points num, rebounds num); /*insert values into table*/ insert into my_table values('Mavs', 99, 22) values('Hawks', 104, 20) values('Hornets', 88, 25) values('Lakers', 113, 19) values('Warriors', 109, 32); /*display table*/ select * from my_table; run;
We used create table to create an empty table, then used insert into to add values to the table, then used select * from to display the table.
The result is a table with three columns that show various information for different basketball teams.
Example 2: Create a Table from Existing Data
The following code shows how to use proc sql to create a table by using an existing dataset that we created in the previous example:
/*create table from existing datset*/ proc sql; create table my_table2 as select team as Team_Name, points as Points_Scored from my_table; /*display table*/ select * from my_table2; run;
The result is a table that contains two columns with values that come from an existing dataset.
Note: We used the as function to specify the column names to be used in the table, but you don’t have to use the as function if you don’t want to rename the columns.
The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in SAS:
How to Create Frequency Tables in SAS
How to Count Distinct Values in SAS
How to Count Observations by Group in SAS