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Hello Experts,

 

My data in column CODE_P is :

Z56

Z98

Z9

B1

JK.

I would like to have only the data with Z. How to write this condition with Prxmatch function please (to hold all data starting with Z) ?

My actual code is :

 

	if prxmatch("m/Z/oi",CODE_P)>0 then do;

This code works well, but I would like to add the condition "on first position". Thank you !

 

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FreelanceReinh
Jade | Level 19

Hello @SASdevAnneMarie,

 

Insert the "^" sign before the "Z":

if prxmatch("m/^Z/oi",CODE_P)>0 then do;

 

But for a simple criterion like this I would rather avoid the slow PRX functions and use something like

if upcase(code_p)=:'Z' then do;

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FreelanceReinh
Jade | Level 19

Hello @SASdevAnneMarie,

 

Insert the "^" sign before the "Z":

if prxmatch("m/^Z/oi",CODE_P)>0 then do;

 

But for a simple criterion like this I would rather avoid the slow PRX functions and use something like

if upcase(code_p)=:'Z' then do;
SASdevAnneMarie
Barite | Level 11
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