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fieldsa83
Quartz | Level 8

I have HRLYEARN which is infiled as 6.2

 

So 14.65

 

but I would like to convert it to an 8-character variable with no decimals ie: '001465'

 

Been trying for way too long at this point but I can't get it to work.

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Do you want to keep the same name? If so you need to rename the old variable.

data want ;
  set have ;
     new =put(HRLYEARN*100,Z8.);
     rename new=HRLYEARN HRLYEARN=old_HRLYEARN ;
run;

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novinosrin
Tourmaline | Level 20
data w;
k=14.65;
k1=compress(put(k,z9.2),'.');
run;
Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Do you want to keep the same name? If so you need to rename the old variable.

data want ;
  set have ;
     new =put(HRLYEARN*100,Z8.);
     rename new=HRLYEARN HRLYEARN=old_HRLYEARN ;
run;

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