05-13-2016 11:50 AM
With the Excel engine, no (things might be different with the new xlsx engine, which I haven't tested.) The type of data columns is based on a scan to the first few lines of data. Assigning a format, even to empty cells, is often enough to get the correct column type.
05-23-2016 06:28 PM
Another related question,
I have imported xls workbooks (the same one) a number of times sucessfully and now I am getting the following message:
ERROR: File _IMEX_.'a$a27:r3000'n.DATA does not exist.
ERROR: Import unsuccessful. See SAS Log for details.
It does not happen all the time but sometimes. Any thoughts as to the cause? Network communication issues, perhaps?
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