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rdwest
Calcite | Level 5
Hi,

I have a simple question. If I have a numeric variable of a certain length, how can I select only certain digits of this variable into a new variable in a PROC SQL step? I am looking for a function similar to SUBSTRN for strings that would let me select, say, the left-hand 3 digits of a nine-digit number, or the digits 4 through 6 of this number.....

Many thanks,
R.
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Doc_Duke
Rhodochrosite | Level 12
Use the PUT function to convert the number into a formatted string and then you can use the SUBSTR function to pull out the piece.

Doc Muhlbaier
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