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ab12nov
Obsidian | Level 7

Hi,

 

Is there a work around that I can use just one tranwrd function to replace all the special charaters in the string. I'm using below code to replace word by word using multiple variable.

 

data demo;
string='run along&the$wall#mister miller';
newstring1=tranwrd(string,'#',' ');
newstring2=tranwrd(newstring1,'&',' ');
newstring3=tranwrd(newstring2,'$',' ');
run;

Thanks.

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Reeza
Super User

Try TRANSLATE instead. 

Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Combine the translate function with the compress function. Use the modifiers for the compress function to tell it which characters you DON'T want to turn into spaces.

 

data test;
  string='run along&the$wall#mister miller';
  new_string=translate(string,' ',compress(string,,'ad'));
  put string $char100. / new_string $char100. ;
run;
run along&the$wall#mister miller
run along the wall mister miller
kiranv_
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

you can use prxchange too

data demo;
string='run along&the$wall#mister miller';
string1= prxchange('s/&|\$|#/ /', -1, string);
run;

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