|Date: ||Tue, 27 Jan 2004 07:58:55 -0800|
|Reply-To: ||Sarah Presley <gosarah@YAHOO.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Sarah Presley <gosarah@YAHOO.COM>|
|Subject: ||Can I have a wildcard in the middle?|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=us-ascii|
I'm sure that this is a no-brainer for everyone else on the list, but I need to
know if SAS has a wildcard character which can be used in the middle of
I am running a proc data sets to delete some files:
proc data sets lib=pcdat memtype=data nolist;
What I want to delete are all data sets starting with 'test' and ending with
'_s' (test1_s, test2_s ...). What I am actually deleting with this code are
all data sets starting with 'test', regardless of what follows, and then I get
a note telling me that the data set _s appears on the delete statement but
doesn't exist in the library. So obviously, the procedure is treating test: as
all data sets starting with 'test' and _s as a completely new data set.
So does SAS have a way of putting a wildcard in the middle of a data set or
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