Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 16:02:17 -0500
Reply-To: "Kowalczyk, Andrew" <Andrew.W.Kowalczyk@STATE.MA.US>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Kowalczyk, Andrew" <Andrew.W.Kowalczyk@STATE.MA.US>
Subject: set of wild card matches
I need to categorize character data based upon a set of 50-200 different
values that may be wild-card in nature.
The LIKE comparison would be perfect if it were only a single value, but
how can I do this for a hundred. Some blend of the IN and LIKE is what
I am looking for.
I have contemplated using a macro to generate multiple IF a LIKE b
statements, but was wondering if anyone had any tricks up their sleeves.