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prefix feild values by a tab

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prefix feild values by a tab

Hi,

 

I want to prefix field values with a tab. (NOTE: It cannot be spaces). Currently I'm using below logic.  Field "Sep" should have a vlaue of tab.

 

Data test;

set qa_accts;
sep=' '; /*** THIS SHOULD BE TAB ***/
ends=''; /** THIS SHOULD BE SPACE **/
var1='V$_dpd';
dpd = actual_dpd;
ltr_variable_data = catx(sep,var1,dpd,ends);

run;

 

 

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Re: prefix feild values by a tab

[ Edited ]

Please try tab space with "09"x

Data test;
set qa_accts;
sep='"09"x; /*** THIS SHOULD BE TAB ***/
ends=''; /** THIS SHOULD BE SPACE **/
var1='V$_dpd';
dpd = actual_dpd;
ltr_variable_data = cat(sep,var1,dpd,ends);
run;

, but again if you are concatenating the variables with catx function, this function will strip the blank spaces in the new variable created i.e., ltr_variable_data. so the best way to avoid it is just use cat function instead of catx. It does not strip or trim the spaces and keeps the spaces as is in the new variable.

Thanks,
Jag
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Re: prefix feild values by a tab

Thanks! I used cat function but var1 is having trailing blanks. How to remove them?

 

 

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Re: prefix feild values by a tab

Yes i agree with @Reeza, you could use either of the functions to remove the trailing blanks
Thanks,
Jag
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