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Date:         Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:23:33 -0500
Reply-To:     Robin R High <rhigh@UNMC.EDU>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Robin R High <rhigh@UNMC.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Adding 0s in front of character variables
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The REPEAT function works here:

* Add leading zeros to character variable;

data bb; input in $5. ; length out $5; out = CATT(REPEAT('0',4-length(in)),in); * 4, not 5; datalines; 5678 78 678 9 ;

proc print; run;

Obs in out

1 5678 05678 2 78 00078 3 678 00678 4 9 00009

Robin High UNMC

From: sas8832@HOTMAIL.CO.UK To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Date: 08/25/2011 01:12 PM Subject: Adding 0s in front of character variables Sent by: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>


I would a character id variable. I would like to add two 0s before a four digit id variable and one 0 before a five digit id variable. Any suggestions?


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