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SAS Programing Certification Exam
Practice Questions & Answer set-19

Practice Question 95

The line pointer / advances the pointer to -

a) column 1 of the next input line     b) column 1 of the current input line

c) last column of the next input line     d) last column of the current input line


The / - relative line pointer always advances to column of the next input line

Practice Question 96

Which trailing line hold specifier is used to read an input line with more than one INPUT statement
a) ?     b) ==     c) +     d) @

Straight forward @ - Trailing line hold specifier is used to read input line with more than one INPUT statement.

Practice Question 97

review the code below

retain count 0;
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count=count+1;

The code produces the same result as

a) count++;     b) count+1;     c) count=count+1;     d) count<=count+1;


The SUM statement Count+1;

Practice Question 98

The value of the automatic variable _n_ is

a) the number of executions of a SET statement
b) the number of the current execution of the DATA step
c) a tally of all the observations output to a dataset so far
d) equal to the total number of observations in the current input SAS dataset


The value of the _N_ is the Number of the current execution of the Data step.

Practice Question 99

The only reason to truncate the number of bytes of a variable by using a LENGTH statement is to -

a) save disk space
b) conveniently round the value of a numeric variable
c) efficiently truncate the value of a numeric variable
d) remove all trailing blanks from a character variable.


Answer is A

Practice Question 100

options obs=max;

data x;
do i=1 to 100;
a=i;
output;
end;
run;

options obs=20;

data a;
set x;
run;

options obs=100;

data b;
set a;
run;

Datasets a and b have ____and ____ observations respectively.

a) 20 20     b) 20 100     c) 100 20     d) 100 100


Since obs=max to start with Dataset x would have 100 obs obs is set 20; so Dataset A would have 20;

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