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What does the error "Variable Exists" mean?

asked 2016-05-22 23:04:59 +0000

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What does the error "Variable Exists" mean?

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answered 2016-05-30 21:10:54 +0000

Usually this is caused if you read a variable twice or generate a variable with the same name as one already in memory.

One way this can happen is if you add a dataset to your workspace and it is set to AUTOread, while at the same time there is a READ, GENR or GEN1 statement creating a variable with the same name.

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How do I clear the memory. I do not have (or trying to generate) any variable with the same name. But i keep running into the same error

Florence gravatar imageFlorence ( 2016-06-03 15:51:20 +0000 )edit

The command:

delete <name>

where <name> is the name of the variable. Or use:

 delete / all

to delete all variables.

SHAZAMHelp gravatar imageSHAZAMHelp ( 2016-06-03 16:15:49 +0000 )edit
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