05-23-2016 03:27 PM
I have requirement to find the encoding type of a .xpt file, if i use libname+xport engine i am getting encoding type as"Default" but thats not the actual encoding.
If i use libname+xport engine+proc copy getting the encoding type of sas environment, means irrespective filetype, getting default sas encoding type.(i.e. UTF-8).
Please let me know, is there any way or X commands to find the encoding type.
05-23-2016 04:15 PM
05-30-2016 05:25 AM
Thaks for your reply, i tried unix command in sas session howevr it's not working. Can you tell me any other way to do it.
05-31-2016 09:53 AM
The first thing to check is, are you actually running on a Linux/UNIX environment? If so, what is the log saying? It's difficult to diagnose the problem just based on you saying it's not working for you. Is there a chance it's looking in the wrong directory? Perhaps there is a problem with the command or program logic.
If you are running on Windows, you'll probably have a problem. The X statement will still work under Windows, but the file command is not available by default. You could install coreutils or Cygwin to get it on Windows.