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Rename observation

Hi guys. I have upload some sample data which has 3 variables i.e Date, NAME OF FORMER VARIABLE, and COL1. I would like eliminate "_P_" on every observation under the variable "NAME OF FORMER VARIABLE". How can i get this done with lots of observations. Looking forward to your positive responses.

 

Date NAME OF FORMER VARIABLE COL1
01/01/2007 VT_VIC_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_VNM_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_VCB_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_GAS_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_BID_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_HPG_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_MSN_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_CTG_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_BVH_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_MBB_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_CTD_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_DXG_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_DIG_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_FPT_P_ 50000
01/01/2007 VT_GMD_P_ 50000

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Re: Rename observation

[ Edited ]
Posted in reply to ivanpersie

try

 

data want;
set have;
new_var=substr(_name_,1,length(strip(_name_))-3);
drop _name_;
run;

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Re: Rename observation

[ Edited ]
Posted in reply to ivanpersie

try

 

data want;
set have;
new_var=substr(_name_,1,length(strip(_name_))-3);
drop _name_;
run;
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Re: Rename observation

Posted in reply to novinosrin

@novinosrin wrote:

try

 

data want;
set have;
new_var=substr(_name_,1,length(strip(_name_))-3);
drop _name_;
run;

Thanks a bunch. It worked well.

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