Export Column Names, Datatype, Size and # of Records to an Excel Sheet from sas7bdat / SAS file

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Export Column Names, Datatype, Size and # of Records to an Excel Sheet from sas7bdat / SAS file

I have a folder names samples and there are n number of SAS files... all i need to do is extract Column Names, Datatype, Size and # of Records and dump it into an excel spreadsheet.

 

The desired spreadseet is attached.

 

PS: I am new to the SAS world so please answer the code with explanation if possible.

 

Thanks in advance.

Rushabh Shah

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Re: Export Column Names, Datatype, Size and # of Records to an Excel Sheet from sas7bdat / SAS file

Posted in reply to shahrushabh2710

Use below Contents procedure to get Column Names, Datatype, Size etc from SAS file by giving library name.

Repeat this or write a macro to get all the librarie's SAS files info and collate to one single SAS file.

 

proc contents data=&inlib..&indata out=contdata;
run;

 

Export sas dataset contdata to an excel file using proc export.

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Re: Export Column Names, Datatype, Size and # of Records to an Excel Sheet from sas7bdat / SAS file

Posted in reply to shahrushabh2710
For Base SAS libraries, SAS gathers this information automatically for you. Just look in the sashelp.vstable and sashelp.column views. No need for coding unless you wish to format a report on it.
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Re: Export Column Names, Datatype, Size and # of Records to an Excel Sheet from sas7bdat / SAS file

True, Thats also might be an option.
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