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radhikaa4
Calcite | Level 5

I have following dataset and I am trying to concat. percent formatted to 9.1 (already did that) 

 

idfreqpercent
1133.3
2111.1
3125

 

But when I use this one below: 

combine = cats(freq, ' ', '(', percent, '%)')

 

There is  1) no space between freq and percent and all my percent numbers are super long , like this:

 

idfreqpercentcombine
1133.31(33.3333333%)
2111.11(11.1111111%)
31251(25.0000000%)
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Kurt_Bremser
Super User

Maxim 1: Read the Documentation.

Cats() strips values before concatenating, so the blank vanishes. Use catx() instead.

And the implicit type conversion numeric to character uses a best. format, causing the long numbers.

Also use the percent. format: 

catx(' ',freq,put(percent/100,percent7.1))
ChrisNZ
Tourmaline | Level 20
Or
catx(' ',freq,'('!!put(percent/100,percent7.1)!!')')

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