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betty2
Calcite | Level 5

Hello,

How can I replace characters in string please.

SOURCE

DESTINATION

And

&

Country

C!

City

CI

Under

\

For exemple :

 

If the field contains : Country and City

I have to turn it into : C! & CI

 

Thanks  for your help

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Oligolas
Barite | Level 11

Hi,

 

there are many ways. The easiest may be to use the tranwrd function

data test;
   length string string2 $50;
   string='Country and City';
   string2=string;
   string2=tranwrd(String2,'And','&');
   string2=tranwrd(String2,'Country','C!');
   string2=tranwrd(String2,'City','CI');
   string2=tranwrd(String2,'Under','\');
   put string2;
run;
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Ksharp
Super User

I would like to use PRXCHANGE(),which could handle a word ,not a string.

 

data test;
   length string string2 string3 $50;
   string='Country and Cityand';
   string2=tranwrd(String,'and','&');
   string3=prxchange('s/\band\b/&/',-1,string);
run;

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