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wschnell1
Calcite | Level 5

Hi,

I have a large number of columns and rows.

I want to delete a row of data if one specific variable is missing (FIRMID) which is a character variable

I tried the following but it didn't seem to work

data want;

     set have;

     if FIRMID = " " then delete;

     run;

Any help appreciated

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PGStats
Opal | Level 21

Your code should work, unless FIRMID contains non printable characters. Try this test instead

if notspace(FIRMID)=0 then delete;

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PGStats
Opal | Level 21

Your code should work, unless FIRMID contains non printable characters. Try this test instead

if notspace(FIRMID)=0 then delete;

PG

PG
Rick_SAS
SAS Super FREQ

Did you try using the MISSING function?

if missing(firmid) then delete;

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