SAS Institute Alert Note SN-008627

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Date: Tue Nov 19 2002 - 08:59:22 EST

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    SN-008627 ***Alert Note***

    PROC FAMILY reports incorrect results when using character variables

    Product: SAS/Genetics
    Component: FAMILY procedure
    Priority: ALERT

      PROC FAMILY will report incorrect results (0 Chi-square, 0 degrees of
      freedom) when the pedigree ID variable is character and/or the
      individual and parental IDs are character variables.

      To circumvent the problem, convert the character ID(s) to numeric.

      sas genetics proc family character variables incorrect results incorr
      proc family reports incorrect results when using character variables
      008627 8627

    SAS Note Revised On: Fri, 11 Oct 2002

    System Version Reported Version Fixed

    AIX 64 bit 8.2 TS2M0 9
    AIX/6000 8.2 TS2M0 9
    Compaq Tru64 UNIX 8.2 TS2M0 9
    HP-UX Operating Systems 8.2 TS2M0 9
    HP-UX 64 bit 8.2 TS2M0 9
    Linux 8.2 TS2M0 9
    Solaris 8.2 TS2M0 9
    Solaris 64 bit 8.2 TS2M0 9
    Windows NT 8.2 TS2M0 9

    No Fixes Available

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