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Posted on 2011-03-03
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Hi,

How can i change the format of a field in sas. I want to keep the same name.

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Question by:sonmic
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by:sonmic
ID: 35025010
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From text to numeric.
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DATA Char;  /* Data set with character variable */
  x = "123";
RUN;

DATA Num;  /* new dataset with numeric variable */
  SET Char;
    y = INPUT(x,best32.);
DROP x;
RENAME y = x;
RUN;
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by:wolfen351
ID: 35025071
Hi there

Easy

data newfile;
  length newvar 8;
  format newvar 8.2;
  set oldfile(ren=newvar=oldvar);
  newvar=oldvar;
run;
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