The Link King
Record Linkage and Consolidation Software
The Link King v9.0 for SAS
Last program update: 3/9/2018

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Optimized blocking and updated linking algorithm.

Installation Instructions:

1. Create a "C:\Link King" directory

2. Download (Version 8 Zip File - Complete) and unzip into C:\Link King

3. For 32-bit installations copy "Summon Link King 32" (shortcut) to desktop.
For 64-bit installations copy "Summon Link King 64" (shortcut) to desktop.

    You should be able to launch The Link King by double-clicking the shortcut.

    If The Link King was not installed in c:\Link King or the shortcut does not work:

    a) modify the properties of the shortcut and/or the lk_config_32.cfg (for 32 bit) or
    lk_config_64.cfg (for 64 bit)


    b)  Launch SAS and run the following code in a program editor to launch
        The Link King:

    libname undup 'C:\link king';

    /* use this for 32 bit sas installation'*/
    dm 'Af c=undup.undup_frames.intro.frame';

    /* use this for 64 bit sas installation'*/
    dm 'Af c=undup.undup_frames_64bit.intro.frame';

    After launch, close the explorer/results windows on the left side of the screen and
    maximize The Link King interface.

New to V8.1

Significant improvement in the processing of compound surnames.
Additional Downloads:
The Link King v6.5 for Unix (SASv9)
Link King User Manual v5.2.4
SAMHSA Monograph zip file
Original SAMHSA SAS Code
Link King Screensaver
SAS Double Metaphone Macro
Copyright Camelot Consulting 2004
10-minute Link King Demo Video
The Link King 6.3.43 for SASv8
User Manual Addendum for V6.0
Version 9 Zip File - Complete