``` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57``` ```* run the syntax to see what it does. * Syntax will not work if the family name has a space in it. * Posted to SPSSX-L list by Ray on 2002/04/09. * http://pages.infinit.net/rlevesqu/index.htm DATA LIST FIXED /names 1-50(a). BEGIN DATA A B & C D SMITH A B SMITH & C D BLOGGS A SMITH & C BLOGGS A B SMITH & C BLOGGS A B SMITH & C D BLOGGS & E F JONES END DATA. LIST. STRING str1 TO str3(A20) /lastnam1 to lastnam3(A20). COMPUTE str1=SUBSTR(names,1,INDEX(names,'&')-1). DO IF INDEX(names,'&')=RINDEX(names,'&'). COMPUTE str2=SUBSTR(names,RINDEX(names,'&')+1). ELSE. COMPUTE str2=SUBSTR(names,INDEX(names,'&')+1,RINDEX(names,'&')-INDEX(names,'&')-1). COMPUTE str3=SUBSTR(names,RINDEX(names,'&')+1). END IF. * Find family names. DO REPEAT varstr=str1 str2 str3 /varlast=lastnam1 lastnam2 lastnam3. IF LEN(RTRIM(varstr))>3 varlast=SUBSTR(varstr,RINDEX(RTRIM(varstr),' ')). END REPEAT PRINT. EXECUTE. * Start to create the result tring. STRING result(A50). DO IF LEN(RTRIM(lastnam1))=0. COMPUTE result=CONCAT( RTRIM(lastnam2),' ',RTRIM(str1),' AND', SUBSTR(str2,1,RINDEX(RTRIM(str2),' ')) ). ELSE. COMPUTE result=CONCAT( RTRIM(lastnam1),' ', SUBSTR(str1,1,RINDEX(RTRIM(str1),' ')),' AND', RTRIM(lastnam2),' ', SUBSTR(str2,1,RINDEX(RTRIM(str2),' ')) ). END IF. EXECUTE. DO IF LEN(RTRIM(lastnam3))>0. COMPUTE result=CONCAT( RTRIM(result),' AND',RTRIM(lastnam3), SUBSTR(str3,1,RINDEX(RTRIM(str3),' ')) ). END IF. EXECUTE. ```
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