How to show all observations that include special characters

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How to show all observations that include special characters

I have one variable in a dataset that include letters, numbers and special characters. Is there way I can screen out observations with ONLY letters, ONLY numbers, and ONLY special characters.


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‎08-26-2014 03:29 AM
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Re: How to show all observations that include special characters

I am presenting some simple code here, You can modify as per your exact requirement!!!

data have;                                                   

Input name $;                                                

datalines;                                                   

RAVI                                                         

1234                                                         

HARI                                                         

5678                                                         

%$#@                                                         

;                                                            

data want;                                                   

set have;                                                   

if verify(trim(left(name)),'0123456789')=0 then x = 'N';     

else if verify(trim(left(name)),'!@#$%^&*()')=0 then x = 'S';

else x = 'C';                                                

Result :

Obs    name    x

                

1     RAVI    C

2     1234    N

3     HARI    C

4     5678    N

5     % #     S

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‎08-26-2014 03:29 AM
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Posts: 45

Re: How to show all observations that include special characters

I am presenting some simple code here, You can modify as per your exact requirement!!!

data have;                                                   

Input name $;                                                

datalines;                                                   

RAVI                                                         

1234                                                         

HARI                                                         

5678                                                         

%$#@                                                         

;                                                            

data want;                                                   

set have;                                                   

if verify(trim(left(name)),'0123456789')=0 then x = 'N';     

else if verify(trim(left(name)),'!@#$%^&*()')=0 then x = 'S';

else x = 'C';                                                

Result :

Obs    name    x

                

1     RAVI    C

2     1234    N

3     HARI    C

4     5678    N

5     % #     S

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Re: How to show all observations that include special characters

See the functions

ANYALPHA

NOTALPHA

ANYDIGIT

NOTDIGIT

ANYCNTRL

NOTCNTRL

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Re: How to show all observations that include special characters

Hello,

One solution below:

data have;
length b $ 7 ;
infile datalines truncover;
input a $200.;

if length(compress(a,,'ad')) gt 1 then b="Special";
else if length(compress(a,,'d')) gt 1 then b="Letters";
  else b="Digits";
datalines;
sdijgh68%#$kjs
436346
gsgs
#$%&
eyeryt547&&
GtreUI
;
run;

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