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harrylui
Obsidian | Level 7

good day,

 

is there a way to empty a column with only two character?

 

i want to eliminate the row only store two character

 

for  example

 

Location

 

AB  

Church

company

cc

bb

dd

 

want to empty the string AB,cc,bb,dd to nothing 

 

 

thanks in advance

harry

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ed_sas_member
Meteorite | Level 14

Hi @harrylui
You can use a length() function in a IF condition in a data step:

Data want;
Set have;
If length(strip(location))=2 then location ='';
Run;

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ed_sas_member
Meteorite | Level 14

Hi @harrylui
You can use a length() function in a IF condition in a data step:

Data want;
Set have;
If length(strip(location))=2 then location ='';
Run;
andreas_lds
Jade | Level 19

The function lengthn returns the number of chars ignoring blanks at the end and returning 0, if the variable is empty/missing:

 

data want;
  set have;

  if lengthn(Location) = 2 then Location = " ";
run;
harrylui
Obsidian | Level 7
thank you all

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