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Date:         Fri, 18 Nov 2005 11:02:06 -0800
Reply-To:     Sharon <vang@USC.EDU>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Sharon <vang@USC.EDU>
Subject:      Creating a new variable that combines a character and date
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I'm working on a large data set that contains a FamilyID (which is a character variable) and a DOB (which is in mmddyy). I need to create a new character variable that combines the character variable with DOB so that I can identify each individual. For ex: FamilyID= 0007 and DOB= 11/01/49 then new_variable=0007110149. Any ideas for a SAS beginner? Thanks!

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