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SannaSanna
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Hello -

I am looking for some assistance.   I have a character field variable that contains data with both text and numbers.  I am looking to change the data that is text into number zero and keep the text that looks like numbers and convert to number for further calculation/analysis.  Is there a way to do this?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.   

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Why zero?

Create a new variable from the old variable.

Example: Create NUMBER from ALPHA.

data want ;

  set have ;

  number = input(alpha,??20.);

  if number = . then number = 0;

run;

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