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How to read specific rows from a source file when column names are inserted several times?

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How to read specific rows from a source file when column names are inserted several times?

Hi experts

 

I have a txt file where the column names are inserted several times in the text file (look at the attachment).

 

I want to read from row 1-3, 7-8 and 12-13.

 

Is it possible?

 

Appreciate for any help you can give me.

 

best regards

Johan

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Re: How to read specific rows from a source file when column names are inserted several times?

Do a test-read, hold the line pointer (@), and conclude the data step iteration only for data you want:

data want;
infile cards truncover;
input id $ name $@;
if ID not in ('ID',' ');
input age;
cards;
ID NAME AGE
1 OLE 31
2 PER 50


ID NAME AGE
3 KARI 45
4 PETTER 31


ID NAME AGE
5 JOHAN 60
6 EVA 45
;
run;
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Re: How to read specific rows from a source file when column names are inserted several times?

Thank you very much. It works nicely.
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