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altijani
Quartz | Level 8

Greetings Community

 

I have a column in my dataset that has multiple leading spaces. In case that the observation has THREE leading spaces, I want to drop that observation. Otherwise, keep. Here is what I have:

IDAddress
11650 OCEAN PKWY
2   1651 SEA PKWY
3 1652 RIVER PKWY

 

Here is what I need:

IDAddress
11650 OCEAN PKWY
3 1652 RIVER PKWY

 

Thank you.

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ballardw
Super User

Or

data want;
set have;
if  address=:'  ' then delete;
run;

The =: is a "begins with"

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novinosrin
Tourmaline | Level 20
data have;
infile cards ;
input ID +2	Address $char30.;
cards;
1  	1650 OCEAN PKWY
2	   1651 SEA PKWY
3	 1652 RIVER PKWY
;


data want;
set have;
if  substr(address,1,3)='  ' then delete;
run;
ballardw
Super User

Or

data want;
set have;
if  address=:'  ' then delete;
run;

The =: is a "begins with"

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