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Jsendzik
Fluorite | Level 6

Hello,

I was recently given some numeric data the ends in a character. The last characce ter corresponds to a numeric variable.

Ex.

000A = 0001

000B = 0002

Right now I'm using the Substr() function to get the last character of every variable, then I replace it and join the new converted number back on. I was wondering if you all knew a more efficient method.

Thanks

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Peter_C
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Looks like 'zoned decimal' for which SAS has an informat.

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snoopy369
Barite | Level 11

substr(yourvar,4,1) = put(rank(substr(yourvar,4,1))-64,1.);

assuming it's always uppercase and you are on a standard ASCII system (not EBCDIC).  'A'=65 through 'Z'=90.  Of course if you go past I ('9' in this) you will have a problem of space (what happens to the second digit).

Peter_C
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Looks like 'zoned decimal' for which SAS has an informat.

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