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Date:         Mon, 18 Aug 1997 20:23:17 GMT
Reply-To:     Jens <JensM@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         Jens <JensM@T-ONLINE.DE>
Organization: Telekom Online Internet Gateway
Subject:      Re: Detecting CHAR/NUM in Data Step
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Use the VARTYPE function.

Jens Schlatter, SAS Consultant

> Is there a way to determine if a variable is character or numeric > within a datastep? For the purposes of this situation the use of proc > contents output is prohibited. > Thanks in advance! > Bruce Johnson >

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