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How to determine the last cell in Excel using SAS?

Hi!

For example, I have this 4 X 4 table in SAS (it has 4 columns, and 4 rows excluding the headers).

If exported to excel, the range would be translated to A15.

I need help how to get the D5 value.

Thank you!

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‎12-04-2014 04:15 AM
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Posts: 355

Re: How to determine the last cell in Excel using SAS?

If this is about the text "D5", then you could calculate it in SAS using the dataset you would like to export:

Data A;
Input X1-X4;
Datalines;
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
;
Run;

Data xx;
Length Text_Col \$2.;
MyFile=Open("A");
Cols=Attrn(MyFile,"NVars");
If (Cols le 26) Then Text_Col=Byte(64+Cols);
Else If (Cols ge 27) & (Cols le 676) Then Text_Col=(Byte(64+Int(Cols/26)))!!Byte(64+Mod(Cols,26));
ExcelCell=Compress(Text_Col!!Put(Rows,Best8.));
Put "**" ExcelCell "**"; * "D5" is in the log ... ;
MyFile=Close("A");
Run;

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Re: How to determine the last cell in Excel using SAS?

You could manually calculate it.

Why though? Excel also supports RC notation which may be easier to derive. RC=row/column so A15 would be R1C1:R5C4

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‎12-04-2014 04:15 AM
Super Contributor
Posts: 355

Re: How to determine the last cell in Excel using SAS?

If this is about the text "D5", then you could calculate it in SAS using the dataset you would like to export:

Data A;
Input X1-X4;
Datalines;
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
;
Run;

Data xx;
Length Text_Col \$2.;
MyFile=Open("A");
Cols=Attrn(MyFile,"NVars");
If (Cols le 26) Then Text_Col=Byte(64+Cols);
Else If (Cols ge 27) & (Cols le 676) Then Text_Col=(Byte(64+Int(Cols/26)))!!Byte(64+Mod(Cols,26));
ExcelCell=Compress(Text_Col!!Put(Rows,Best8.));
Put "**" ExcelCell "**"; * "D5" is in the log ... ;
MyFile=Close("A");
Run;

Super User
Posts: 9,599

Re: How to determine the last cell in Excel using SAS?

Hi,

What is the purpose, are you trying to write to a specific range?  I fso then you may be better of with libname to Excel.

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