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Date:         Tue, 5 Aug 2008 16:14:59 -0500
Reply-To:     "./ ADD NAME=Data _null_," <iebupdte@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         "./ ADD NAME=Data _null_," <iebupdte@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: problem with %INDEX function
Comments: To: Zach Peery <>
In-Reply-To:  <>
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indexW should be good enough. I don't think you need %IF but regular old IF instead.

%let x = abc abcdef; data temp; if indexW("&x","abc") > 0 then do; j = 1; end; run; proc print; run;

On 8/5/08, Zach Peery <> wrote: > I am trying to use the %INDEX function to determine if a character string > occurs in a macro variable. Seems EZ enough, but it's a little tricky in > my application. I would like to say that string "abc" occurs in macro > variable x when x is equal to "abc" or "abc abcdef" but NOT when x is > equal to "abcdef". > > So the following correctly sets j equal to 1 as written, but I would like > j to equal to be missing when I use %let x = abcdef (this code still sets > j = 1 with %let x = abcdef). Please keep in mind that I need to do this > string search within a macro for reasons I wont go into here. Many thanks! > > %let x = abc abcdef; > data temp; > %macro findabc; > if %index(&x,abc) > 0 then do; j = 1; end; > %mend; > %findabc; > run; >

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