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Exact text match using Find

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Exact text match using Find

Hi,

I need to find an exact match of a text.

From the list below, I need to flag records (1 & 2) with the text "Connect". But when I use Find() it flags all the 4 records. Findw() is not helping either.

Connect

Service, Connect

Service, Connect/Boat

Service, Connect/Friend

Thanks!


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‎03-23-2015 08:39 PM
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Re: Exact text match using Find

Posted in reply to krishmar1

Findw should work for you in this case, you just need to specify the delimiters, otherwise the default will kick in, which includes '/' that you don't want.

data test;

     infile cards truncover;

     input str $ 20.;

     flag=findw(str,'Connect', ' ,')>0;

     cards;

Connect

Service, Connect

Service, Connect/Boat

Service, Connect/Friend

;

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‎03-23-2015 08:39 PM
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Posts: 3,156

Re: Exact text match using Find

Posted in reply to krishmar1

Findw should work for you in this case, you just need to specify the delimiters, otherwise the default will kick in, which includes '/' that you don't want.

data test;

     infile cards truncover;

     input str $ 20.;

     flag=findw(str,'Connect', ' ,')>0;

     cards;

Connect

Service, Connect

Service, Connect/Boat

Service, Connect/Friend

;

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Re: Exact text match using Find

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