Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 07:45:32 -0500
Reply-To: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <radevenz@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Richard A. DeVenezia" <radevenz@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: removing leading characters?
"john mcmaster" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a problem that I hope one of you knowledgable souls in here could
> please help me with!
> I have a character variable called customer_account_id (length $12.)
> values of which typically look as below:
> How can i can i get rid of the prevaling zero characters from this
> All replies greatly appreciated.
Do you have a character variable whose value includes double quotes ?
Prevaling meaning leading zeroes (leading to those of us in the left to
right world) ?
Should the prevailing zeroes be removed or translated to spaces ? (if
looking the zeroes would have been gotten rid of)
Can ids contain embedded zeroes?
Richard A. DeVenezia