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Extracting last character from a text field in SAS

Posted on 2016-10-12
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Can someone tell me how to extract the last character from a text field.  Below is an example of a text fieldA and I would like to extract the last character which in this case is '5'.  Field A can be any length

 Field A = 'BY CHIP, KY R5'
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by:John Tsioumpris
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I am not familiar with SAS but i reckon that there should be some text manipulation functions...
One way would be to reverse the string and take the 1st character...
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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Hi,

pls try

SUBSTR(FIELDA,LENGTH(FIELDA))

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