Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 13:30:05 +0100
Reply-To: Stéphane COLAS <scolas@DATAMETRIC.FR>
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From: Stéphane COLAS <scolas@DATAMETRIC.FR>
Subject: Re: Using wildcards in IF statement??
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It works with a Alpha var. because '=:' is like a substr(var,1,?) => A BEGIN BY
statement, if you want.
So add quotes : IF SEL: = '11' and variable2=1;
> Dear SAS users,
> I've been trying to figure out a solution to a following problem:
> I know my data file contains a variable which begins with characteers
> SEL and I know that I can uniquely identify that variable ie. no other
> variables begin with those characters. I would like to extract
> observations that fill a certaing criterion in that variable and
> simultaniously another criterion in another variable. My first idea was
> to try to use colon wildcard
> IF SEL: = 11 and variable2=1;
> but this is not possible.
> Any ideas how I could come around this problem?