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Blankline problem while reading multiple data files

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Blankline problem while reading multiple data files

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Hi All

 

I am trying to read multiple files using filevar option. One of my data file has a blank observation in the last. So the other datafile is not reading..  For your ref.. I am adding code and the data here...

 

Can anybody helpme in getting this. why this is happening while we having blank observation in the last. and how sas treats it?

 

data one;
infile datalines;
input file2read $ 40.;
infile dummy filevar=file2read end=done;
do while(not done);
input var1 $ var2 $ var3 $;
output;
end;
datalines;

D:\sas\Practice_ds\ae.txt
D:\sas\source\DLM\ae_new.txt
run;

 

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Re: Blankline problem while reading multiple data files

@DayaG

 

Add MISSOVER or TRUNCOVER to your 2nd Infile statement.

Code like below should do the job for you:

data one;
  infile datalines;
  input file2read $40.;
  infile dummy filevar=file2read end=done truncover;

  do while(not done);
    input var1 $ var2 $ var3 $;
    if not missing(_infile_) then output;
  end;

  datalines;
D:\sas\Practice_ds\ae.txt
D:\sas\source\DLM\ae_new.txt
;
run;
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