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How to get rid of particular text which comes in the start and has "-" using sas function

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How to get rid of particular text which comes in the start and has "-" using sas function

I want to remove the first text in data which ends with "-" .

sample data is

Exclusion #13 - The patient has any other disorder for which the treatment .

Exclusion #19 - The patient has or has had one or more of the following.

Inclusion #5 - The patient and parent(s)/ legal representative (s) is willing and able to attend study
appointments within the specified time windows.

 

So i want to remove whenever there is "Exclusion #13 -" or Exclusion #19 -"

 

ANy help

 


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‎03-08-2018 10:26 AM
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Re: How to get rid of particular text which comes in the start and has "-" using sas funct

One way, assuming that - first occurs in the way that you show.

 

data want;
   set have;
   var = substr(var,index(var,'-')+2);
run;

The +2 assume that you do not actually want the value to start with the blank that would follow the -.

 

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‎03-08-2018 10:26 AM
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Posts: 13,583

Re: How to get rid of particular text which comes in the start and has "-" using sas funct

One way, assuming that - first occurs in the way that you show.

 

data want;
   set have;
   var = substr(var,index(var,'-')+2);
run;

The +2 assume that you do not actually want the value to start with the blank that would follow the -.

 

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