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Tip of the Day:August 5
sasCommunity Tip of the Day
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The new home for this article/tip is August 5 (https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Tips-from-the-Community/SAS-Tip-Retrieving-the-First-Character/m-p/475834#M179)
data one; name='Fred'; a1 = substr(name,1,1); a2 = first(name); substr(a3,1,1) = name; length a4 $1; a4 = name; run;
Submitted by Art Carpenter. Contact me at my Discussion Page.
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