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Date:         Mon, 18 Nov 2002 08:29:42 -0800
Reply-To:     shiling zhang <shiling99@YAHOO.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         shiling zhang <shiling99@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:      Re: Is a variable Numeric?
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I think it may be better to use SAS input function to test for convertible strings. There are many forms of number representations in SAS.

data _null_ badguys; x='123.56+'; y=input(x, ? best.); if _error_=1 then output badguys; run;

"roland.rashleigh-berry" <> wrote in message news:<Gl2C9.115$>... > "גדי בן אבי" <GADI_B@MALAM.COM> wrote in message > > Hi all, > > Q: How do I check if a variable is numeric? > > A: You can use the "vartype()" function. > > Q: How do I check if a text variable has numeric content (only digits, a > period and a sign)? > > A: if compress(var,'0123456789.+-') EQ ' ' then...

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