Creating a new variable

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Creating a new variable

Hello SAS Community,

 

I am trying to create a new numeric variable (DA3) from two seperate numeric variables (DA1, DA2) . I would like my new variable or DA3 to be DA1 and DA2 seperated by a decimal. So for example,

 

 DA1             DA2       DA3
7806   780.6
12478124.78
54654.6

 Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!


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‎01-24-2017 12:42 PM
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Re: Creating a new variable

Post test data in the form of a datastep.  We cannot see your data and so have to make assumptions, so I am going to assume that da1 and 2 are character, and the result should be character:

data want;
  set have;
  da3=catx('.',da1,da2);
run;

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‎01-24-2017 12:42 PM
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Posts: 7,727

Re: Creating a new variable

Post test data in the form of a datastep.  We cannot see your data and so have to make assumptions, so I am going to assume that da1 and 2 are character, and the result should be character:

data want;
  set have;
  da3=catx('.',da1,da2);
run;
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Re: Creating a new variable

Thanks, exactly what I was looking for.

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