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Date:         Tue, 8 Jan 2008 14:05:40 -0600
Reply-To:     bruce johnson <chimanbj@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         bruce johnson <chimanbj@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: inserting (not replacing!) characters into strings
Comments: To: wcw2 <>
In-Reply-To:  <>
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It may not be the most elegant, but it works...

data temp; patientid="28300102"; patid=substr(patientid,1,2)||"-"||substr(patientid,3,2)||"-"||substr(patientid,5); put _all_; run;

PATIENTID=28300102 PATID=28-30-0102 _ERROR_=0 _N_=1

On Jan 8, 2008 2:02 PM, wcw2 <> wrote: > sorry....that should be "28-30-0102" on the 2nd line >

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