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Using Scan Function to pull out text strings

Using Scan Function to pull out text strings

Using Scan Function to pull out text strings

Hi There. New to the forum so please forgive the basic question.

I have a variable and want to use the scan (I think) to pull out the account code. For example;

"Company ABC {1-7VF-244}"

I want to pull out the "1-7VF-244".

The company names are all of different length. All of the account numbers are the same lenght and format and all contained in those {} brackets.


RE: Using Scan Function to pull out text strings

If you're sure that the data always appears the way you have described then you could use the scan function like so...


accountno = scan(Code,2,'{}');

This presumes that the string you mentioned resides in the variable named CODE.  Of course you can also use the perl regex in SAS 9.x and up.

Good luck

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