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Reading raw files

Given the following raw data records in DATAFILE.TXT:

----|----10---|----20---|----30
Kim,Basketball,Golf,Tennis
Bill,Football
Tracy,Soccer,Track

The following program is submitted:

data WORK.SPORTS_INFO;
length Fname Sport1-Sport3 $ 10;
infile ‘DATAFILE.TXT’ dlm=’,’;
input Fname $ Sport1 $ Sport2 $ Sport3 $;
run;

proc print data=WORK.SPORTS_INFO;
run;

Which output is correct based on the submitted program?

 

A.

ObsFnameSport1Sport2Sport3
1KimBasketballGolfTennis
2BillFootball  
3TracySoccerTrack 

B.

ObsFnameSport1Sport2Sport3
1KimBasketballGolfTennis
2BillFootball Football Football
3TracySoccerTrack Track

C.

ObsFnameSport1Sport2Sport3
1KimBasketballGolfTennis
2BillFootballTracySoccer

D.

 

ObsFnameSport1Sport2Sport3
1KimBasketballGolfTennis
2BillFootball


Why is the c and not a?

 

Thanks


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‎11-14-2016 05:40 PM
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Re: Reading raw files

The INPUT statement reads line by line. when the first line is finished reading then it goes to second line to look for data untill the INPUT statement finish reading all variable values. If the line has a missng values you have to use MISSOVER in the INFILE.

 

The belove code gives option A

 

data WORK.SPORTS_INFO;

length Fname Sport1-Sport3 $ 10;

infile 'datafile.txt' dlm=',' missover;

input Fname $ Sport1 $ Sport2 $ Sport3 $;

run;

proc print data=WORK.SPORTS_INFO;

run;

Thanks,
Suryakiran

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‎11-14-2016 05:40 PM
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 127

Re: Reading raw files

The INPUT statement reads line by line. when the first line is finished reading then it goes to second line to look for data untill the INPUT statement finish reading all variable values. If the line has a missng values you have to use MISSOVER in the INFILE.

 

The belove code gives option A

 

data WORK.SPORTS_INFO;

length Fname Sport1-Sport3 $ 10;

infile 'datafile.txt' dlm=',' missover;

input Fname $ Sport1 $ Sport2 $ Sport3 $;

run;

proc print data=WORK.SPORTS_INFO;

run;

Thanks,
Suryakiran
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 127

Re: Reading raw files

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