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Calcite | Level 5



Is there a function or a loop which can compress multiple strings in one large string.

for ex: if (salary >= 0 & salary <= 25000) then salcat_1 = "C"; 

output should look like : salary >= 0 & salary <= 25000 salcat_1 = "C"


Appreciate your help on this.

Fluorite | Level 6



Could you please explain criterian for removing multiple strings?


 if (salary >= 0 & salary <= 25000) then salcat_1 = "C"; 


In the string above , you are eliminating "if" and "then". Will this be the same always? Every time we need to eliminate only "If" and "else"? Please be more explicit.


Calcite | Level 5

I am importing a file which has few strings {ex: IF THEN ELSE SELECT etc} ,I now wanted to remove those strings{not pre post text,only the above mentioned words} from the dataset .

As i have split those in to observations,I am in serach of a best approach/logic, Just posted a basic example below.


 input : if (salary >= 0 & salary <= 25000) then salcat_1 = "C"; 

Output : salary >= 0 & salary <= 25000 salcat_1 = "C"




Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

What about the ()?  What about other characters?  If you just want to remove those then tranwrd() or compress() can do it:

data want;
  set have;

However I question what you are doing, you appear to be reading in code, which can make parsing more difficult than just removing some characters, e.g.

if (abc="I go on holiday if I booked it) then result="Sometimes (always)";

will result in:

(abc="I go on holiday I booked it) result="Sometimes (always)";


Personally, I would look at other methods to do this, including looking at the documentation - you do have that?

Super User

@lokeshbm wrote:

I now wanted to remove those strings{not pre post text,only the above mentioned words} from the dataset .




I can't see any list of mentioned words or characters. You need to define those. 

Then you can use a combination of translate or transwrd functions. 

Regular expressions can probably help as well.

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