07-01-2013 09:09 PM
No. actually xpt file is a binary file which used to transfer dataset from a computer to another computer.
Why not import xpt file by proc copy +libname xpt engine and use dataset option encode='utf-8' to transform it ?
07-02-2013 10:45 PM
If you have a PROC CPORT generated transport file then you must read it using a SAS session that is running using UTF-8 encoding. You cannot switch on the fly to UTF-8 just to read the transport file.
I have no idea what SAS would do with a V5 Transport file with UTF-8 encoding, but I suspect that the same issues would apply.