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Regarding compbl in text.

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Regarding compbl in text.

There is a text with bullets like this :

TEXT TEXT: • TEXT TEXT TEXT • TEXT TEXT TEXT. • TEXT TEXT TEXT

It has space as delimeter after the bullet. I am using compbl for the entire comment variable which is bringing out the above string as follows:

TEXT TEXT TEXT: •TEXT TEXT TEXT •TEXT TEXT TEXT. •TEXT TEXT TEXT

it is removing the space after the bullet. What should I do to retain the space?

Please suggest.

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Re: Regarding compbl in text.

Try this:

data _null_;

string="TEXT TEXT TEXT: •TEXT TEXT TEXT •TEXT TEXT TEXT. •TEXT TEXT TEXT";

_string=prxchange('s/(\•)/$1 /',-1,string);

put _all_;

run;

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Re: Regarding compbl in text.

Huh?  COMPBL will not remove spaces that are between "words".

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Posts: 10,521

Re: Regarding compbl in text.

Is that the ONLY manipulation done on that value? Of is this single value built from other values? Might look at those other steps if so, especially if concatenating things together.

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