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Downloading Datasets from website

Hi I am new to and learning SAS programming. I am currently working on a project with sports analytics. I am able to download individual NBA players stats and save them in xls or csv format, then import them into my folders in SAS studio. But these data set are updated daily on the website, and I don't want to through the process of downloading and importing on a daily basis. Is there a way to automatically download these datasets, or access them from the website into SAS studio, where I can write code to perform analysis? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated . Thanks
New Contributor
Posts: 4

Downloading Datasets from website

Hi

I am new to and learning SAS programming. I am currently working on a project with sports analytics. I am able to download individual NBA players stats and save them in xls or csv format, then import them into my folders in SAS studio.

But these data set are updated daily on the website, and I don't want to through the process of downloading and importing on a daily basis.

Is there a way to automatically download these datasets, or access them from the website into SAS studio, where I can write code to perform analysis?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated .

 

 

Thanks

New Contributor
Posts: 4

Downloading Datasets from website

Hi

I am new to and learning SAS programming. I am currently working on a project with sports analytics. I am able to download individual NBA players stats and save them in xls or csv format, then import them into my folders in SAS studio.

But these data sets are updated daily on the website, and I don't want to through the process of downloading and importing on a daily basis.

Is there a way to automatically download these datasets, or access them from the website into SAS studio, where I can write code to perform analysis?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Thanks

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Re: Downloading Datasets from website

As long as you can determine the URL of the file you can do this:

https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Procedures/Import-CSV-from-the-Web/td-p/198718

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