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Date:   Tue, 21 Dec 1999 07:50:58 +0000
Reply-To:   roland.rashleigh-berry@virgin.net
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Roland <roland.rashleigh-berry@VIRGIN.NET>
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Subject:   Re: Number of words in a string ?
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cpwong wrote: > > Hi friends, > Is there any SAS function that return the number of words in a string ? > Many thanks. > cpwong

Nope. You'll have to code it by hand.

data _null_; str="aa bb cc dd ee ff"; i=1; do until(scan(str,i," ")=' '); i=i+1; end; words=i-1; put words=; run;

Roland


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