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Calcite | Level 5

Hi everybody,

 

is there a function for following problem:

 

I have a string like "abc,def." and I want replace "," and "."  with numbers or characters. I just want use the function once. 

 

Regards,

 

Cons.

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Shmuel
Garnet | Level 18

You cam do both replacement at same time by:

new_text = translate(old_text,'12',',.');

 

argument for translate are: input string, replace into chracters, repce from characters.

the order of chracters should fit;

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RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

The function you are looking for is tranwrd():

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lrdict/64316/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a000215027.htm

 

A search for string functions will yield you many different types of string processing functions.

Example:

data want;
  text="abc,def.";
  /* replace comma with 1 */
  new_text=tranwrd(text,",","1");
  /* replace dot with A */
  new_text=tranwrd(new_text,".","A");
run;
Shmuel
Garnet | Level 18

You cam do both replacement at same time by:

new_text = translate(old_text,'12',',.');

 

argument for translate are: input string, replace into chracters, repce from characters.

the order of chracters should fit;

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Jade | Level 19

You are correct translate is the preferred function to use when changing single characters.

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