04-13-2017 11:08 AM
I've written simple code to output a SAS dataset to a txt file. When I read the file back into SAS, there are incremental (mostly blank) records being added, from what I think are "goofy" characters that I can't see. How do I get SAS to ignore these characters when outputting the file?
FILE "file:\output" delimiter='09'x DSD lrecl=60;
@1 VAR1 $40.
@41 VAR2 10.
@51 VAR3 10.
04-13-2017 11:32 AM - edited 04-13-2017 11:36 AM
Please show the code you are using to read the data back in. I suspect the issue is going to be with either a missing or incorrect infile option or possible an extra option that is not needed.
You may need to provide a tad more detail than "goofy" and some example data from your Set Data; statement may help as well.
Also which operating system are you running?
With windows your file statment generates this error:
ERROR: A component of D:\Data\WORK\SAS Temporary Files\_TD9908\file:\output is not a directory.
likely from the FILE: bit.