The DELETE statement
deletes the specified SAS variables from the PC file being created.
be either the SAS variable name or the positional equivalent from
a LIST statement. The positional equivalent is the number that represents
the variable's place in the data set.
For example, if you
want to delete the third variable, submit this statement:
You can delete as many
variables as you want in one DELETE statement. If you delete more
than one variable, separate the identifiers with spaces, not commas.
If you delete a variable
from the list of variables, the positional equivalents of the variables
do not change. For example, if you delete the second variable, the
third variable is still referenced by the number 3, not 2.