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Date:         Tue, 26 Aug 2003 19:19:26 +0100
Reply-To:     Roland <roland@RASHLEIGH-BERRY.FSNET.CO.UK>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Roland <roland@RASHLEIGH-BERRY.FSNET.CO.UK>
Organization: Universe Monitors
Subject:      Re: converting string (spaces) to numeric

I've used the comma. informat for years for reading in numbers. I love it. I can always trust it. It takes nearly everything you can throw at it.

1 data _null_; 2 str='100 000 000'; 3 x=input(str,comma13.); 4 put x=; 5 run;

x=100000000 NOTE: DATA statement used: real time 0.43 seconds

"Alvin Igonia" <aigonia@CA.IBM.COM> wrote in message > Has anyone ever converted a string to numeric (ie. '1 000 000' to 1000000). > > I have a program I am trying to modify. The data has change. We use to > read the data string without any spaces but now it contains spaces. > > I don't really want to do a do-loop and check for spaces but if it's the > only way, i guess i will have to.

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