Restarts execution of a suspended program
||Controlling Program Execution
- indicates the number of a program line at
which to restart the suspended program.
- is a statement label. Execution resumes
at the statement following the label.
The JUMP command
moves program execution to the specified location without executing intervening
statements. After executing JUMP, you must restart execution with GO or STEP.
You can jump to any executable statement in the DATA step.
JUMP is useful in two situations:
- Do not use the JUMP command to jump to a statement inside a DO loop or to
a label that is the target of a LINK-RETURN group. In such cases you bypass
the controls set up at the beginning of the loop or in the LINK statement,
and unexpected results can appear.
- when you want to bypass a section of
is causing problems in order to concentrate on another section. In this case,
use the JUMP command to move to a point in the DATA step after the problematic
- when you want to re-execute a series of statements
that have caused problems. In this case, use JUMP to move to a point in the
DATA step before the problematic statements and use the SET command to reset
values of the relevant variables to the values they had at that point. Then
re-execute those statements with STEP or GO.
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