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Reading CSV files with spaces in column

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Reading CSV files with spaces in column

Hi,

While reading the csv file which are having the spaces i am not able to read properly.

For Example my csv file has following column

abc /nw

def /sw

when i am trying to read using the dlm=',' option i am getting the column as

abc

def

?

Please assist what can be done.

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Re: Reading CSV files with spaces in column

Posted in reply to manojinpec

I've ran a simple test using the data you mentioned and it seems to work fine.  Can you post the rest of the lines from your input file, and the code you're using (altered to hide confidential data if necessary)?

My code is:

data test;

format a $10.;

format b $10.;

infile '~/test.csv' dlm=',';

input a $ b $;

run;

Sample input file is attached.

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