Friday, October 28, 2016

How to set special characters in SAS Base code

If you ever end up having a sas variable, which contains special characters in it, and you want to split them into each separate variable, you need to use a ascii number equivalent to required special character,and at x at the end of the string.
For example, if the special character is tabulator:

In ASCII table, '09'x is a ascii equivalent to tab character.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

How to round the number up to 2 digits in Javascript

Sometimes you need to round up the number up to 2 digits. For example, you calculation has to show a result in currency.

There are two solutions to use on internet:

1) Use Math.random function.

var a=123.4567;

Math.random(a*100)/100

However, this is not really good, as for example in case of
var a=1.005;
Math.random(a*100)/100 results into 1 instead of 1.01.

2) use toFixed(2)

However, it is more secure option to use a.toFixed(2), which would return element as fixed 2 decimal value