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Date:         Mon, 28 Sep 2009 22:35:38 -0700
Reply-To:     Amar Mundankar <amarmundankar@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Amar Mundankar <amarmundankar@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: SAS Subset
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On Sep 29, 8:12 am, daveyboysmith_...@YAHOO.COM (Dave Smith) wrote: > hi, > > I was wondering if someone can help me, > > I have a data set from which I want to subset a part of it based on a var > called part_num, > > if the first 3 characters of part_num are alphabets and the last 4 are > numeric then I want to output. for example, > > part_num > ABC1234 > ABCD123 > 1551619 > etc etc > > the output would only have ABC1234, is there a way to do it? > > Thanks > > Dave

Hi Dave, You can try the following.

data one; input part_num $; cards; ABC1234 ABCD123 1551619 242646346 SAAFAFS5353 SSSS3444 4242@#$%^@ sdbf4334 ;

data two (keep = part_num); set one; first3 = substr(part_num,1,3); len = length(trim(left(part_num))); last4 = substr(part_num,len-3); alpha = notalpha(trim(left(first3))); digit = notdigit(trim(left(last4))); *put first3= len= last4= alpha= digit= ; *put "===================="; if alpha = 0 and digit = 0; run; proc print data = two; run;

Regards, Amar Mundankar.

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