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Base sas

Hi,

 

Why input buffer is created when we use data lines statement and if we get raw data from .txt file.

 

I need to clarify in which cases input buffer is created and in which cases input buffer is not create

 

Thanks.

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Re: Base sas

An input buffer is created in a DATA step that has an INPUT statement.

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Re: Base sas

Technically, there is always in input buffer when data is read. So you need to define what you understand as "input buffer".

 

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Re: Base sas

And why do you need to clarify that?
Datalines is just for demo/test purposes.
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