03-20-2015 01:21 PM
I've been using PROC IMPORT for a while to read SPSS files into SAS (the usual proc import file="name.sav" out=a; run.
However, how do you important long character values (32,000+) characters long so that it is just one variable in SAS? When I import long character values from a .sav file, it breaks it up into several SAS variables.
03-28-2015 06:32 AM
32767 is the maximum length of a SAS character variable. What sort of processing do you have in mind for it once imported? Text mining? Do you really need the text data in one variable?
Sorry this may not be much help.