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Import different versions of Excel in one step

I'm trying to import data held in Excel files which have different file extensions: .xls. .xlt, .xlsx, .xlsm. Is there a single way to import these files? There is a large number of them so I'd prefer not to have to change/update the file type first. The files are read from a Windows 7 network to a SAS EG Unix server using proc import dbms excelcs. 

 

Any help appreciated!

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Re: Import different versions of Excel in one step

You can try using just PCFILES with either, I think that works, but can't test it at the moment. Otherwise, I think you're going to need at least two different engines. 

 

The XLS should use DBMS=Excel or XLS

The XLSX or XLSM should use either PCFILES or XLSX. 

 

Quickest way is to try it for your set ups. It does partly depend on your version of SAS. 

 

 

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