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Extracting multiple words from string

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Extracting multiple words from string

Hi, I'm looking to extract multiple words from a longer string for the purposes of text mining. At the moment, all I can think of would be to concatenate the output from two SCAN functions, but I was wondering if there was a simpler way?


Current method in PROC SQL is:


CAT(SCAN(string, 1),' ',SCAN(string, 2))

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Re: Extracting multiple words from string

There might be some things you can do, but we don't have a lot to work with. 


You have some code that smashes the first word of a string together with the second word of a string. 


Maybe if you supplied some dummy sample data and a little bit more about the output you want to generate, we could provide some better guidance. 



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