By Ron Cody

Absolutely up-to-date for SAS 9.2, Ron Cody's SAS features by way of instance, moment variation, is a must have reference for an individual who courses in Base SAS. With the addition of services new to SAS 9.2, this accomplished reference handbook now comprises greater than 2 hundred features, together with new personality, date and time, distance, chance, kind, and specific capabilities. This re-creation additionally includes extra examples for current capabilities and extra information touching on not obligatory arguments. just like the first version, the hot version additionally encompasses a record of SAS courses, an alphabetic record of all of the features within the ebook, and a entire index of services and initiatives. starting and skilled SAS clients will reap the benefits of this beneficial reference consultant to SAS capabilities.

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With the use of an optional parameter, this function can begin searching at any position in the string and can also search from right to left, if desired. Syntax: ANYALNUM(character-value <,start>) character-value is any SAS character value. start is an optional parameter that specifies the position in the string to begin the search. If it is omitted, the search starts at the beginning of the string. If it is non-zero, the search begins at the position in the string of the absolute value of the number (starting from the left-most position in the string).

If none is found, the function returns a 0. With the use of an optional parameter, this function can begin searching at any position in the string and can also search from right to left, if desired. In the ASCII character set, the following characters are considered punctuation: ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \] ^ _ ` { | } ~ Syntax: ANYPUNCT(character-value <,start>) character-value is any SAS character value. start is an optional parameter that specifies the position in the string to begin the search.

See LENGTH and LENGTHN function descriptions for a detailed explanation. Listing of Data Set COUNT String ABC123XYZ XXXXX 12345 1234X Only_ letters ABCXYZ XXXXX X Num_ numerals 3 0 5 4 Functions That Search for Characters Functions in this category enable you to search a string for specific characters or for a character category (such as a digit). Some of these functions can also locate the first position in a string where a character does not meet a particular specification. Quite a few of the functions in this section were added with SASĀ®9, and they provide some new and useful capabilities.

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