Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 08:05:22 -0400
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From: "Arthur J. Kendall" <Arthur.Kendall@VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: formatting strings into numerics
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compute id1 = number(substr(id,1,2),n2).
compute id2 = number(substr(id,4,4),n4).
compute id3 = number(substr(id,10,1),n1).
> Dear Group,
> I am trying to merge several files. To do this I need to format the
> widths of string variables so that they are all 255. I did the same to
> the numeric variables using Format all (F40.0).
> Also I am trying to turn string variables into numeric variables.
> I have string id variables of the form 12-3456-7 and I would like to
> turn them into three variables of '12''3456''7'.
> If you could also send your replies to firstname.lastname@example.org it
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks kindly,