Can SAS read a gzipped file directly?
I mean with an infile - input statement pair, not through the set command.
We have a number of text files that are zipped up that we need to be able to read.
The files used to go to a Unix server where cron'd shell scripts controlled the files being uncompressed and compressed, to expose the most recent two days.
Now, the files are being stored on a Windows server, controlled by different people and processes. So, it would be best for us to use SAS to grab the file directly, and read it from the compressed/gzipped form.
Humans are able to read the files directly through WinZIP, which acts as a intermediary between the zipped file and notepad or wordpad.
I'd ask tech support, but I'd rather not wait a week for someone to get back to me.
read through a filename pipe.
See the sample I found among Support.sas.com, knowledge base, Samples and Notes http://support.sas.com/kb/25/206.html
25206 - SAMPLE: Create/Read a Unix compressed file from SAS