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Using functions for variable calculations

Below we demonstrate how to create variables that contain the result of various calculations on row level. Row functions perform calculations at the individual level, across selected variables.

This is just a small bunch of all available row functions. Use the help-function command to get an overview of other functions.

 require no.ssb.fdb:23 as db

create-dataset rowtest
import db/BEFOLKNING_KOMMNR_FAKTISK 2019-01-01 as municipality
sample 10000 1234
import db/BEFOLKNING_KJOENN as gender
import db/INNTEKT_WLONN 2019-01-01 as wage19
import db/INNTEKT_WLONN 2020-01-01 as wage20
import db/INNTEKT_WLONN 2021-01-01 as wage21

//Merge string values
generate firstname = 'Ole' if gender == '1'
replace firstname = 'Kari' if gender == '2'
generate lastname = 'Hansen'
generate name = rowconcat(firstname, ' ', lastname)
tabulate name

//Find the highest annual salary for each individual over the years 2019-2021
generate maxwage19_21 = rowmax(wage19, wage20, wage21)
summarize maxwage19_21