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Date:         Thu, 3 May 2001 09:22:07 -0400
Reply-To:     Edward Heaton <HEATONE@WESTAT.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Edward Heaton <HEATONE@WESTAT.COM>
Subject:      Re: Character to Numeric
Comments: To: Magnus Wiberg <MagnusW@IUI.SE>
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Magnus; The PUT function can be used to convert a numeric value to a character value; you want to do the reverse. Try

aupnatc = input( hif , 3. ) ;

Ed

Edward Heaton, SAS Senior Statistical Systems Analyst, Westat (An Employee-Owned Research Corporation), 1550 Research Boulevard, Room 2018, Rockville, MD 20850-3195 Voice: (301) 610-4818 Fax: (301) 294-3992 mailto:EdwardHeaton@westat.com http://www.westat.com

-----Original Message----- From: Magnus Wiberg [mailto:MagnusW@IUI.SE] Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 8:17 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject:

How do you convert a text variable to a numeric? The command I use doesn´t work when there is text present.

data distans(drop hif); set mergers.distans(rename=(aik=hif)); aupnatc=put(hif, 3.); run;

Is there a problem with the format 3. maybe?

Magnus


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