Substring

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anonymous_user
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Substring

Hi

I need to know how to create a substring please.

The value I have is

428552LCOR42

But I need to remove the 'LC' (7&8) to show as below, any ideas please?

428552OR42

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Re: Substring

Posted in reply to anonymous_user

Hello,

data _null_;

a='428552LCOR42';

b=compress(a,'LC');

put b=;

run;

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Re: Substring

Posted in reply to anonymous_user

Or: b=tranwrd(a,'LC','');

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Re: Substring

Posted in reply to anonymous_user

Not knowing how dynamic you need the substring to be when removing it, but if there is just one instance of "LC" in your field value, and that's all you are looking to remove, I would suggest the compress() function.

newvar=strip(compress(oldvar,"LC"));

This will eliminate any "L" or "C" in your original variable, and remove any leading or trailing blanks with the strip() function.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Substring

Posted in reply to anonymous_user

If you want to remove only L&C in the String the following code will help.

data Sample;

Have='428552LCOR42';

Want=compress(Have,'LC');

run;

IF you want to remove the 7th and 8th characters from the entire variable then

data Want;

set Have;

wantVar=strip(substr(haveVar,1,6)||substr(haveVar,9));

run;

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