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SAS String Parsing


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URL: http://jaredprins.squarespace.com/blog/2008/5/15/fun-with-parsing-strings-in-sas.html

Need to construct and ID of the first 5 letters and the last 7 digits

  1. /* We want to parse the current ID LOLOBRIDGIDA195703F and end up with an ID of the first 5 letters and the last 7 digits to end up with LOLOB195703F */
  2.  
  3. data _null_;
  4. length id2 $12;
  5. id = 'LOLOBRIDGIDA195703F';
  6. id2 = substr(id,1,5)||reverse((substr(reverse(id),1,7)));
  7. put _all_;
  8. run;

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