SAS | How to read character using Ampersand(&)
We can use ampersand (&) to notify SAS to read the variable until there are two or more spaces encounter as a delimiter. This technique is always useful when the variable contains two or more words.
Actual Input: "Geeks for Geeks" Expected Input: "GeeksforGeeks"
Example 1: There are 2 spaces before 25, 32 and 30 in example code below.
Example 2: When a variable contains 2 or more than 2 words.
- In this scenario, we have a space between First Name and Last Name and we want to store both the first and last names in a single variable.
In this case, Colon modifier (:) does not work for a variable having multiple words.