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How to Remove spaces in the Observations

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How to Remove spaces in the Observations

in one variable i have obs like this 12 098,345 78,7899 0,76567 89

now in the out put i dont want the spaces to be seen
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Re: How to Remove spaces in the Observations

Hi:
So what you want to see in your variable value would be:
[pre]
12098,34578,78990,7656789
or
1209834578789907656789
[/pre]
??? You might investigate the COMPRESS or COMPBL functions, which you could use to compress blanks from your variable or remove other characters from the string.

What you show looks like more than one variable, however. If you have multiple variables and you want to concatenate them together into one long character string, without spaces between, you might also investigate the concatenate operator, the TRIM function or the "CAT" family of functions, CATT, CATX and CATS.

cynthia
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