|Date: ||Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:29:30 -0600|
|Reply-To: ||"William S. Kossack" <wsk@IX.NETCOM.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"William S. Kossack" <wsk@IX.NETCOM.COM>|
|Organization: ||MindSpring Enterprises|
|Subject: ||cleaning a large database|
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I am working on a problem with a very large database that was created
with free form text fields. The database was not concieved for the
purpose of doing analysis and few standards were enforced during its
As a result some information is abreviated and some is spelled out and
some fields are empty (for example instead of typing an account number
in the account number field they put it into a comment field).
I am interested in researching if there is a SAS solution to this.
10480 Newcombe St
Westminster, CO 80021