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Infile Delimiter Confusion

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Infile Delimiter Confusion

Hi,

 

Silly confusion!

 

I've a file to read where fields are wrapped using quotes ("Field-Value") and fields are seperated by comma(,). What is the suitable DLM option to be used ?

 

I tried using DLMSTR='","' -> It worked fine untill there was a null value for a field.

 

Example Record in the file is as below

"A","B","C","D","","F","","H",""

 

I want to read above record so that I get below output, where F1-F9 are variables.

 

F1=A, F2=B, F3=C, F4=D, F5= (Blank), F6=F, F7= (Blank), F8=H, F9= (Blank)

 

 


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‎11-21-2016 07:37 AM
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Re: Infile Delimiter Confusion

Posted in reply to nrk1787db1_gmail_com

Hello,

 

DSD is what you are looking for.

 

data have;
infile datalines dsd missover;
input (A B C D E F G H I) (:$8.);
datalines;
"A","B","C","D","","F","","H",""
;

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‎11-21-2016 07:37 AM
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Posts: 308

Re: Infile Delimiter Confusion

Posted in reply to nrk1787db1_gmail_com

Hello,

 

DSD is what you are looking for.

 

data have;
infile datalines dsd missover;
input (A B C D E F G H I) (:$8.);
datalines;
"A","B","C","D","","F","","H",""
;
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