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chapidi99
Fluorite | Level 6

Hello,

I have a data looks like this below. I would like to count number of times substring 'Id' appeared in the variable Practise. I tried below code but it does not work, my code generates only 0.

 

Raw Data:

Practise
Id: John, Id: Kerstin, Name: sunny, 
Name: Kane, Id: Rohan
Id: Ranson, Name: X_, Id: Stary

Id:Ata, Name: Unknown, Id: Aka, Name, Unknown, Id: Prx

 

Expected Result:

PractiseId_Count
Id: John, Id: Kerstin, Name: sunny, 2
Name: Kane, Id: Rohan1
Id: Ranson, Name: X_, Id: Stary2
Id:Ata, Name: Unknown, Id: Aka, Name, Unknown, Id: Prx3

 

My SAS code:

 

data samp ;
set Clean;
  count_Id = count(Practice, 'Id:');
   put count_Id;
run;

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Patrick
Opal | Level 21

@chapidi99 What doesn't work? Your code appears to return the expected result for your sample data.

data have;
  infile datalines truncover dlm='|';
  input Practise :$100. count_expected;
  datalines;
Id: John, Id: Kerstin, Name: sunny,|2
Name: Kane, Id: Rohan|1
Id: Ranson, Name: X_, Id: Stary|2
Id:Ata, Name: Unknown, Id: Aka, Name, Unknown, Id: Prx|3
;

data want;
  set have;
  count_Id = count(Practise, 'Id:');
  count_derived_1=count(Practise,'id:','i');
run;

 

Patrick_0-1634364284017.png

 

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chapidi99
Fluorite | Level 6
Corrected code (Practise variable), but still doesn't work

data samp ;
set Clean;
count_Id = count(Practise, 'Id:');
put count_Id;
run;
Patrick
Opal | Level 21

@chapidi99 What doesn't work? Your code appears to return the expected result for your sample data.

data have;
  infile datalines truncover dlm='|';
  input Practise :$100. count_expected;
  datalines;
Id: John, Id: Kerstin, Name: sunny,|2
Name: Kane, Id: Rohan|1
Id: Ranson, Name: X_, Id: Stary|2
Id:Ata, Name: Unknown, Id: Aka, Name, Unknown, Id: Prx|3
;

data want;
  set have;
  count_Id = count(Practise, 'Id:');
  count_derived_1=count(Practise,'id:','i');
run;

 

Patrick_0-1634364284017.png

 

chapidi99
Fluorite | Level 6
@Patrick, thanks it works when I removed put statement.

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