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(1) splits a string variable into other string variables
(2) applies -destring- on the fly.
But -destring- will only do anything useful to your string variables if they
are numeric in content, manifestly not the case with Terra's data. So
-ignore- will not do the job here, and, as Nick Winter pointed out,
you need to strip unwanted characters before you apply -split-.
Terra Curtis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
Thanks, split seems to do the job. However now I have some special cases to
deal with. Say I have a company name like:
Medical Research, Inc.
I want to split this into
So that the "," and the "." are dropped. I've tried combining -split- with
the -ignore- option, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything as the comma
and period remain in the split variables. Anyone know how to take care of
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