DATA step

Base SAS

Perl Regular Expressions

The following are supported in SAS®9.

SAS documentation:
Debugging Output
A description of PRX function debug output. This page assumes familiarity with the PRX functions.

Advanced Examples
These examples show how to manipulate strings that used to be painful to code in the DATA step.

Artistic License
A brief statement on how SAS complies with the Perl Artistic License and a ZIP file containing all modifications to Perl 5.6.1 source code when integrating Perl regexp into the SAS PRX functions. The ZIP file is provided to comply with the Perl Artistic License and is not required in order to use Perl Regular Expressions within SAS. The necessary images are shipped with SAS 9.

Your Turn

The developers, testers and documentation folk that bring you Base SAS Software are very excited about the potential of these new capabilities of the SAS System. You can send electronic mail to with your comments.