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Need to remove () in macro variable

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Need to remove () in macro variable

Hi everyone,

I need assistance in solving this problem. I will like to use macro function to remove the parenthesis in a macro variable.

For example : I have (pat run track club ) as a macro variable &var and i want to use the &var in another code but the () must be off.

I tried using %sysfunc(tranwrd(&var,()%str(),%str() )) but it is not working. My code may be wrong .

Please assist to correct and solve the problem.

Thanks.


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‎08-24-2011 02:15 PM
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Need to remove () in macro variable

Compress has already been suggested, in your other related thread.

7    %let v = (pat run track club);

8     %let v = %sysfunc(compress(%superQ(v),%str(%(%))));

9     %put NOTE: V=&v;

NOTE: V=pat run track club

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‎08-24-2011 02:15 PM
Respected Advisor
Posts: 3,777

Need to remove () in macro variable

Compress has already been suggested, in your other related thread.

7    %let v = (pat run track club);

8     %let v = %sysfunc(compress(%superQ(v),%str(%(%))));

9     %put NOTE: V=&v;

NOTE: V=pat run track club

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Need to remove () in macro variable

Thanks data_null_ it worked.

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