Data sets are made available based on the type of CRSP database that you open. Table 38.10 and Table 38.11 show summary views of the two types of CRSP databases (Stock and Indices) and the data sets that they make available. Tables that contain details about the data sets, including their specific fields, immediately follow the summary tables. You can also see the available data sets for an opened database via the SAS Explorer by opening a SASECRSP engine libref that you previously assigned.
Table 38.10: Summary of All Available Data Sets by CRSP Database Type
CRSP Database 
Data Set Name 
Reference Table Title 
Reference Table 

CRSP US Stock Database (STOCK) 
STKHEAD 
Header Identification and Summary Data 

NAMES 
Name History Array 

DISTS 
Distribution Event Array 

SHARES 
Shares Outstanding Observation Array 

DELIST 
Delisting History Array 

NASDIN 
NASDAQ Information Array 

PRC 
Price or Bid/Ask Average Time Series 

RET 
Returns Time Series 

BIDLO 
Bid or Low Price Time Series 

ASKHI 
Ask or High Price Time Series 

BID 
Bid Time Series 

ASK 
Ask Time Series 

RETX 
Returns Without Dividends Time Series 

SPREAD 
Spread Between Bid and Ask 

ALTPRC 
Price Alternate Time Series 

VOL 
Volume Time Series 

NUMTRD 
Number of Trades Time Series 

ALTPRCDT 
Price Alternate Date Time Series 

PORT1 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 1 

PORT2 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 2 

PORT3 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 3 

PORT4 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 4 

PORT5 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 5 

PORT6 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 6 

PORT7 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 7 

PORT8 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 8 

PORT9 
Portfolio Data for Portfolio Type 9 

GROUP16 
Group Data for Group Type 16 
Table 38.11: Summary of All Available Data Sets by CRSP Database Type
CRSP Database 
Data Set Name 
Reference Table Title 
Reference Table 

CRSP Indices Database (IND) 
INDHEAD 
Index Header Data 

REBAL 
Index Rebalancing History Arrays 

REBAL 
Index Rebalancing History Group Arrays 

LIST 
Index Membership List Arrays 

LIST 
Index Membership List Groups Arrays 

USDCNT 
Portfolio Used Count Array 

TOTCNT 
Portfolio Total Count Array 

USDCNT 
Portfolio Used Count Time Series Groups 

TOTCNT 
Portfolio Total Count Time Series Groups 

USDVAL 
Portfolio Used Value Array 

TOTVAL 
Portfolio Total Value Array 

USDVAL 
Portfolio Used Value Time Series Groups 

TOTVAL 
Portfolio Total Value Time Series Groups 

TRET 
Total Returns Time Series 

ARET 
Appreciation Returns Time Series 

IRET 
Income Returns Time Series 

TRET 
Total Returns Time Series Groups 

ARET 
Income Returns Time Series Groups 

IRET 
Income Returns Time Series Groups 

TIND 
Total Return Index Levels Time Series 

AIND 
Appreciation Index Levels Time Series 

IIND 
Income Index Levels Time Series 

TIND 
Total Return Index Levels Groups 

AIND 
Appreciation Index Levels Groups 

IIND 
Income Index Levels Time Series Groups 