Yes, you can use: var1 = COMPRESS(var1,,"p")
On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 13:25:59 -0700, Arthur Westover
>I think this is an easy one. How do I strip out
>periods from a character string variable.
>In other words I want something like 'V54.32' to
>change to 'V5432'
>I think I use the compress function. Like this:
>Is this correct?
>Also, to reset all these variables, can I say
>var1 = COMPRESS(var1,,"p")
>Or do I have to make a new variable and say:
>var2 = COMPRESS(var1,,"p")
>Lastly, how can I search through my datalines and find
>out if there are any periods. So that I get a number
>returned, out of 5000 observations, x number had