## SAS Certified Base Programmer 123 Questions (112)

The contents of the raw data file SIZE are listed below:

----|----10---|----20---|----30 72 95

The following SAS program is submitted:

data test; infile 'size'; input@ 1 height 2. @ 4 weight 2; run;

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

A. 2

B. 72

C. 95

D. . (missing numeric value)

A

Can you give some explanation?

Weight is assigned value of 2, instead of using a 2. informat. try it.

above explaination is worng…its is not assigning value 2…but it is selecting column 2 value from raw file which is 2…try with the different numbers….

james is correct

@3, I think your explanation is wrong, weight 2 means column input, so input value of 2, you can try weight 1, then you will find the value of weight is 7.

D is the correct answer try it

wrong explanation James, the 2 is read from the second column of the raw data file. Please check.

data testwe;

input@ 1 height 2. @ 4 weight 2;

cards;

72 95

;

run;

i tried this program but it is giving me value for both height and weight as a missing…could you please explain why the answer is 2 for the weight?

1 is “7”2 95 =7

2 is 7″2″ 95 =2

3 is 72″ “95 =.

4 is 72 “9”5 =9

5 is 72 9″5″ =5

am i clear? haha.