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Calcite | Level 5

I read variable=contain(1)......

IS it posibble to write theassignement above?

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Astounding
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If you read this as part of a SAS program, it means a DATA step contains an array named CONTAIN.  That statement would assign (as the value of VARIABLE) the first element in the array.

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Diamond | Level 26

Hi,

 

Could you be a little bit more verbose in the description of the problem, perhaps posting example test data (form of a datastep) and what the output should look like.  I am going to guess that 1 is a character, and you want to search in a string of characters to see if that character exists and if so assign a boolean response to variable 1 being found, 0 not being found:

data have;
input a $;
b=ifn(findc(a,"1") > 0,1,0);
datalines;
045674
341232
run;
Astounding
PROC Star

If you read this as part of a SAS program, it means a DATA step contains an array named CONTAIN.  That statement would assign (as the value of VARIABLE) the first element in the array.

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