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shubham1
Calcite | Level 5

Hello

 

I have a  macro varible whose value can be like this 

 

%let x='a''b';

%letx='ab''bc';

%letx='a''b''c';

 

what I want is have spaces between words

my output should be

1st one ='a'  'b'

2nd one='ab'  'bc'

3rd one ='a'  'b'  'c'

 

how can i achieve this 

 

 

 

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20

And you still want it in a macro variable?

shubham1
Calcite | Level 5

not really 

what my aim is that I want to extract each word and then apply scan function 

for example  in this case 

%let x='a''b'

once i get the value as 'a'  'b' the i can easily apply scan function and extact 'a' and 'b' separately 

 

Jagadishkatam
Amethyst | Level 16

you can extract from within the macro variable as well as below

 

%let x=%sysfunc(scan('a''b',2,''));
%put &x;
Thanks,
Jag
Jagadishkatam
Amethyst | Level 16

Please try as below

 

%let x=%sysfunc(tranwrd('a''b','',' '));
%put &x;
Thanks,
Jag

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