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aloou
Obsidian | Level 7

Hello ,

i have a column (caracter) i want to do like this :

data x;

set x;

if length code < 5 then;

concat (code, 0);

 

the idea is to add 0 to column code when its length is inferior to 5, do you have suggestions how to do that ?

thank you

 

 

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20
data have;
input code $;
datalines;
a       
ab      
abc     
abcd    
abcde   
abcdef  
abcdefg 
;

data want;
   set have;
   if length(code) < 5 then code = cats('0', code);
run;

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PeterClemmensen
Tourmaline | Level 20
data have;
input code $;
datalines;
a       
ab      
abc     
abcd    
abcde   
abcdef  
abcdefg 
;

data want;
   set have;
   if length(code) < 5 then code = cats('0', code);
run;

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