06-02-2016 09:50 AM
I am having two sas datasets read by sas base and i am trying to make a join between two of them but the data types of the join column is not the same (int and char)
how can i convert the char column type to numeric ?
06-02-2016 10:09 AM
I would suggest you have a good read of the manula as this is a basic transformation in SAS:
put() takes a numeric and creates a text string based on the format given
input() takes a string and attempts to create a numeric based on the text being in the format given.
06-02-2016 10:34 AM
One would also suggest that if a variable was supposed to be numeric why it wasn't earlier in the process. If the data came from Proc Import there a many reasons why an expected numeric can be character and should be addressed as soon as practical.