03-20-2014 03:53 PM
Hi, I have a field with accounts that most (80%) have a 0 on the left side.. eg. 081513105 .. I would like to get rid of this leading 0, but only for the accounts that are 9 digits in length and only if the leading is a 0.. if not 0 or less/more than 9 digits in length to leave as is... Any easy way to do this ? Thank you.
03-20-2014 04:20 PM
Assuming this is actually a character value...
in a datastep something like this with your variable should work
if length (variable)=9 and substr(variable,1,1)='0' then variable = substr(variable,2);
03-21-2014 10:21 AM
Thanks all, all valid questions and points. But for my "small" enough data, ballardw's solution works well.. But totally agree if the data was larger and a whoel mix of scenarios.