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TT12
Calcite | Level 5

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How can I remove the quotes from the name of each state? 

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ballardw
Super User

The COMPRESS function is one of the basic tools to remove single characters. In a data step

state= compress(state,'"');

You may have to look closely but the compress function has one double quote, the character to remove, between single quotes.

 

Or consider that how you read the data in the first place might have an issue.

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ballardw
Super User

The COMPRESS function is one of the basic tools to remove single characters. In a data step

state= compress(state,'"');

You may have to look closely but the compress function has one double quote, the character to remove, between single quotes.

 

Or consider that how you read the data in the first place might have an issue.

TT12
Calcite | Level 5

Thank you!!

Anandkvn
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10
data ds;
input state $ ;
datalines;
"Arizona"
"Albama"
;

run;

data d;
set ds;
 y=dequote(state); 
 run;

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