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I have a variable that looks as follows. It is in character format [Length - 9, Format - $9., informat - $9.] with * in some observations. I would like to know how I can convert this to numeric values? 

 

_09015C_1_VALUE
1.28
1.52 *
1.50 *
1.58 *
1.74 *
1.18
1.01
1.61 *

I have tried these steps, but it didn't work

*SC=_09015C_1_VALUE*1;
SC=input(_09015C_1_VALUE,9.0);

 

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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

Since there always seems to be a blank, use that to extract the numeric part before it:

data want;
input _09015C_1_VALUE $9.;
numvalue = input(scan(_09015C_1_VALUE,1," "),5.);
datalines;
1.28
1.52 *
1.50 *
1.58 *
1.74 *
1.18
1.01
1.61 *
;

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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

Since there always seems to be a blank, use that to extract the numeric part before it:

data want;
input _09015C_1_VALUE $9.;
numvalue = input(scan(_09015C_1_VALUE,1," "),5.);
datalines;
1.28
1.52 *
1.50 *
1.58 *
1.74 *
1.18
1.01
1.61 *
;
mantubiradar19
Quartz | Level 8
Can you tell me what is the meaning of 1 and 5. in the code?
numvalue = input(scan(_09015C_1_VALUE,1," "),5.);
mantubiradar19
Quartz | Level 8
Thank you so much Kurt!

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