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Editing variables

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Editing variables

I have two variables within a single data set...both are character variables of lengths 6 and 2, respectively. I need to merge them into one character variable of length 8. I was told there was a "trick" to doing this but was left hanging.

Can you help me?

Thanks!
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Re: Editing variables

I don't know if is this that you want:


data t;
length a $ 6. b $ 2.;
a="Friday";
b="ok";
output;
run;

data z(drop= a b);
length c $ 8.;
set t;
c=cat(a,b);
run;
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