Hi everybody! I'm new in this forum and I am new in the use of SPSS.

The version I'm using is the 19.

My data are alphanumeric codes: 7 digits - Letter + Number+Number+Letter+Letter+Number+Number.

What I would like to do is the extraction of those data that begin with a partial code (e.g. C03).

For the complete value I have solved the issue by computing a new variable defined by the function ANY, but I can't find a solution for the retrieving of the cases by looking for a partial code. Actually I do not know how to tell SPSS that "C03" is only the initial part of the value it will find in the cells.

Could you please help me?

Thank you in advance!