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Removing a period from string variable

Warda
I have a string variable MEDICINE that has several periods "." in it, and I
would like to delete the periods from all the data entries for this
variable. I tried different ways but it didn't work. Could someone guide me.
I would appreciate it.



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Re: Removing a period from string variable

Bruce Weaver
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Use the REPLACE function.

COMPUTE MEDICINE = REPLACE(MEDICINE, ".", "").

Or if you want to preserve the original variable:

STRING Med2(A50).  /* Change length if necessary.
COMPUTE Med2 = REPLACE(MEDICINE, ".", "").

HTH.


Warda wrote

> I have a string variable MEDICINE that has several periods "." in it, and
> I
> would like to delete the periods from all the data entries for this
> variable. I tried different ways but it didn't work. Could someone guide
> me.
> I would appreciate it.
>
>
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Re: Removing a period from string variable

Warda
Thank you so much Bruce, I appreciate it.



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