Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 13:20:50 -0500
Reply-To: Lou <lpogoda@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Lou <lpogoda@HOTMAIL.COM>
Organization: A noiseless patient Spider
Subject: Re: How to declare variable
>"Jinto83" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>2 quick questions.
>1. How to declare a variable? For example, declare VarA=numeric6.2
>Is it using put or input?
The most complete declaration uses the ATTRIB statement. You can do
"partial" declarations with statements like LENGTH, FORMAT, and INFORMAT.
Or you can not worry about it and let SAS handle the declarations implicitly
from context. No guarantees that SAS will assign what you really want.
>2. How to remove all occurence of the symbol ' and the symbol "
>Tranwrd in SAS won't take ' or "
>companyname=John's "R" Shop
>desiredoutput=Johns R Shop
TRANWRD can handel multiple character string targets, while TRANSLATE works
on single character targets, and it appears that you're working with single
characters. Either can handle single or double quotes if you quote things
properly, though the quoting can cause a case of fumble fingers, like so:
84 data _null_;
85 companyname = "John's " || '"R" Shop';
86 put companyname=;
87 newname = translate(companyname, ' ', "'", ' ', '"');
88 put newname=;
companyname=John's "R" Shop
newname=John s R Shop
NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time):
real time 0.00 seconds
cpu time 0.00 seconds
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