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Calcite | Level 5

 I have a table of strings. I need to extract useful info from this table. There are tons of Chinese characters in this table. I want to remove these Chinese characters. What can I use? Thanks.

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This is more a theoretical problem, if you have a load of string data with Chinese characters in it, how useful is that data full stop?  Just removing that might alter the content of the string totally, for example:

"I went out yesterday XYZ"

where XYZ means not, changes the whole concept of the test.  Me, I would want it translated if it was to be usable.

 

Anyways, can you read them into SAS ok?  If so does the compress() work?

want=compress(have,"kda");

This means keep digits and alpha.  Try it.

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Diamond | Level 26

This is more a theoretical problem, if you have a load of string data with Chinese characters in it, how useful is that data full stop?  Just removing that might alter the content of the string totally, for example:

"I went out yesterday XYZ"

where XYZ means not, changes the whole concept of the test.  Me, I would want it translated if it was to be usable.

 

Anyways, can you read them into SAS ok?  If so does the compress() work?

want=compress(have,"kda");

This means keep digits and alpha.  Try it.

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