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How to get the right string from Variable using PARSE VAR ?

 
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jackzhang75

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:04 pm    Post subject: How to get the right string from Variable using PARSE VAR ?
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Hi experts,

I want to get only 2015.317 from following variable like
Code:
"A=DATASET-OWNER-----(NULL)     CREATION--------2015.317"

How to use
Code:
PARSE VAR
to get right word you want like in this case
2015.317 ? Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to get the right string from Variable using PARSE VAR ?
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Code:
a = "DATASET-OWNER-----(NULL)     CREATION--------2015.317"

parse var a with . "CREATION--------" crdate .

say crdate
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to get the right string from Variable using PARSE VAR ?
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You can also know this if you know the starting position of date:
Code:
 A = "DATASET-OWNER-----(NULL)     CREATION--------2015.317"
 PARSE VAR A 46 CRDATE
 SAY CRDATE
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:31 pm    Post subject:
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Thank you expters , thats work perfect
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:02 am    Post subject:
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Another question , how to split 2015.317 into two varible ? one for 2015 as YEAR one for 317 as Date ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply to: How to get the right string from Variable using PARSE VAR ?
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If you understand the above 2 methods then it should be really simple. What method are you using ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject:
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As that line is fixed format you could have used SUBSTR.
Read the manual about PARSE.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to get the right string from Variable using PARSE VAR ?
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There are many ways:
Code:
CreationDate = Right(Strip(A),8)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:31 am    Post subject:
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you could also do
dv=word(translate(var,' ','-'),5)
yes I know you asked for PARSE
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:59 am    Post subject:
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or with parse, as there is only one dot in the string:
parse var v . '.' -4 dv +8 .
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