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SAS Programing Certification Exam
Practice Questions & Answer set-11

Practice Question 43

The following SAS DATA step executes on Monday, April 25, 2000:

data newstaff;
set staff;
start_date = today();
run;

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

A. a character string with the value '04/25/2000'
B. a character string with the value 'Monday, April 25, 2000'

C. the numeric value 14725, representing the SAS date for April 25, 2000
D. the numeric value 04252000, representing the SAS date for April 25, 2000

Answer: C

Practice Question 44

The following SAS DATA step is submitted:

data sasdata.atlanta sasdata.boston work.portland work.phoenix;
set company.prdsales;
if region = 'NE' then output boston;
if region = 'SE' then output atlanta;
if region = 'SW' then output phoenix;
if region = 'NW' then output portland;
run;

Which one of the following is true regarding the output data sets?
A. No library references are required.
B. The data sets listed on all the IF statements require a library reference.
C. The data sets listed in the last two IF statements require a library reference.
D. The data sets listed in the first two IF statements require a library reference.

Answer D The datasets in the first two IF statements require "sasdata" libref

Practice Question 45

Which one of the following SAS DATA steps saves the temporary data set named MYDATA as a permanent data set?

A. libname sasdata 'SAS-data-library';
data sasdata.mydata;
copy mydata;
run;

B. libname sasdata 'SAS-data-library';
data sasdata.mydata;
keep mydata;
run;

C. libname sasdata 'SAS-data-library';
data sasdata.mydata;
save mydata;
run;

D. libname sasdata 'SAS-data-library';
data sasdata.mydata;
set mydata;
run;


Answer: D The answer requires a SET stateme

Practice Question 46

The following SAS DATA step is submitted:

libname temp 'SAS-data-library';
data temp.report;     set sasuser.houses;
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newvar = price * 1.04;     run;

Which one of the following statements is true regarding the program above?
A. The program reads from a temporary data set and writs to a temporary data set.
B. The program reads from a temporary data set and writs to a permanent data set.
C. The program reads from a permanent data set and writes to a temporary data set.
D. The program reads from a permanent data set and writes to a permanent data set.

Answer: D. The program is reading from a permanent data set and writing to a permanent data set.

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