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# How to inport a datafile with intergers and long decimal digits

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attached is the dataset,

```DATA data;
INFILE "......\data.txt";

INPUT  A 11.  B          ;

RUN;```

but the result is weird. some values are right, but some of them are false.

The log shows:

14 CHAR 10.20.00000001 14
ZONE 33033233333333
NUMR 10920E00000001
A=. B=1 _ERROR_=1 _N_=13
NOTE: 16 records were read from the infile "\\client\E\$\course
materials\continue\Homeworks\HW2\data.txt".
The minimum record length was 4.
The maximum record length was 24.
NOTE: SAS went to a new line when INPUT statement reached past the end of a line.
NOTE: The data set WORK.DATA has 14 observations and 2 variables.
NOTE: DATA statement used (Total process time):
real time 0.26 seconds
cpu time 0.03 seconds

What is the matter of my code? and What does the former lines(in red) mean in the log?

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‎11-08-2015 04:15 AM
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## Re: How to inport a datafile with intergers and long decimal digits

The values in your file are separated by tab characters and start on line 2. So you must read them with:

``````data data;
infile "......\Data.txt" dlm='09'x firstobs=2;
input a b;
run;``````
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‎11-08-2015 04:15 AM
Posts: 5,523

## Re: How to inport a datafile with intergers and long decimal digits

The values in your file are separated by tab characters and start on line 2. So you must read them with:

``````data data;
infile "......\Data.txt" dlm='09'x firstobs=2;
input a b;
run;``````
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## Re: How to inport a datafile with intergers and long decimal digits

Hi can you explain '09'x this ?
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## Re: How to inport a datafile with intergers and long decimal digits

'09'x is the hexadecimal representation of a tabulation character.

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## Re: How to inport a datafile with intergers and long decimal digits

Thanks MR. PGstats, it works!!

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