SAS author's tip: Preserving indexes while using the COPY procedure


This week's tip comes from Michael Raithel and his timeless book The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes. There are many superlatives that can be used to describe Michael. His enthusiasm for SAS (and life) and ability to really connect with users when sharing his expertise is inspiring. If you've attended one (or more) of Michael's many conference talks, I bet you'll agree. And Michael's books have also made a big impression in the user community. Charles Patridge had this to say about The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes in a review, "I strongly encourage ALL SAS users (beginners to advanced levels) to purchase this manual as an effective learning and reference tool. Your money will be well spent on this book."

I hope that you will find this week's tip helpful and encourage you to take a look at Michael's author page for additional information (including a free chapter from the book). Also, you can read a fantastic guest post that Michael recently wrote for this blog -  26.2 miles, 1 book, and a simple SAS program.

The following excerpt is from SAS Press author Michael Raithel's book "The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes" Copyright © 2006,  SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, USA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. (please note that results may vary depending on your version of SAS software)


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