Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 11:30:28 -0800
Reply-To: "Huang, Ya" <ya.huang@AGOURON.COM>
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From: "Huang, Ya" <ya.huang@AGOURON.COM>
Subject: Re: concatenation get warning in sql, but not is data step,
any w ay t o supress it?
The code in my previous post is to
explain the problem, it is just a sample, not where
my real data come from. What does it mean? It means
that I have NO control of the var length in my input
data set, which happend to be assigned as $200 by someone
else, or some program else. But I know they
all have a max length < 50. I was just trying to
find a way to shrink them so that they can be
concatenate without getting me the warning.
>> What was the purpose of defining these variables length first to 200
>> characters then reduce it to 20.
See above expalination.