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Learning SAS by Example by Ron Cody

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Chapter 12. Working with Character Functions

12.1

Introduction

212

12.2

Determining the Length of a Character Value

212

12.3

Changing the Case of Characters

213

12.4

Removing Characters from Strings

214

12.5

Joining Two or More Strings Together

215

12.6

Removing Leading or Trailing Blanks

217

12.7

Using the COMPRESS Function to Remove Characters from a String

218

12.8

Searching for Characters

220

12.9

Searching for Individual Characters

223

12.10

Searching for Words in a String

223

12.11

Searching for Character Classes

225

12.12

Using the NOT Functions for Data Cleaning

226

12.13

Describing a Real Blockbuster Data Cleaning Function

227

12.14

Extracting Part of a String

228

12.15

Dividing Strings into Words

230

12.16

Comparing Strings

232

12.17

Performing a Fuzzy Match

234

12.18

Substituting Characters ...

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