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Gil_
Quartz | Level 8
I tried using prxmatch would it be easier to use index? I am looking for word text4, text 7, and text9.
Sometimes they are misspell for example tex4
The index works if its one and spelled correctly
Data test;
Set test;
Text_position( varaible,"text4");
Run;
This works great i need to add the additional text7 and text9
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Reeza
Super User
Fuzzy matching words is hard. You’ll also make mistakes, so decide if it’s worth the effort first.

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ChrisNZ
Tourmaline | Level 20

INDEX is faster.

PRXMATCH is more flexible.

 

POS=prxmatch('/(TEXT?4|TEXT7|TEXT9)/',STRING);
Reeza
Super User
Fuzzy matching words is hard. You’ll also make mistakes, so decide if it’s worth the effort first.
Gil_
Quartz | Level 8
The output is 0 even though the words is there. What is ? In text4
ChrisNZ
Tourmaline | Level 20

The output is 0 even though the words is there. What is ? In text4

 

Make the search case insensitive?

Add i after the second slash in the regular expression.

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