03-20-2016 06:18 PM - edited 03-20-2016 06:27 PM
After I read an excel file into SAS,I found the variable were splited in to several rows, maybe there are something like ENTER keys in the excel file.
My question is how to remove these 'split' in sas data set and make the variable in one row? I want to do this because I can't use 'findw' function correctly to find a special character in it. the variable X looks like this:
I need x like this:
I have tried use compress(x) but still not work.
03-20-2016 06:50 PM - edited 03-20-2016 09:44 PM
Try COMPRESS with the S modifier. It removes print control characters as well:
03-21-2016 05:20 AM
Pleas show exactly how your data is, do all those lines appear in one observation in SAS (post a sample of the excel file maybe)? I assume that this is on import, but when I did this, simple proc import on an Excel file, it put the whole record on one observation and removed alt+enters. So I don't see why you have this issue. Please explain your process further.