Like, Learn to Love SASĀ® Like

Louise Hadden
Abt Associates Inc.


How do I like SASĀ®? Let me count the ways.... There are numerous instances where LIKE or LIKE operators can be used in SAS - and all of them are useful. This paper will walk through such uses of LIKE as: using the LIKE condition to perform pattern-matching; searches and joins with that smooth LIKE operator (and the NOT LIKE operator); the SOUNDS LIKE operator; and PROC SQL CREATE TABLE LIKE.