Missing Line feed(CRLF) in the CSV file generated in SAS

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Missing Line feed(CRLF) in the CSV file generated in SAS

Good Morning,

 

I exported a dataset with 2M obs into a csv or text file for our vendor. However, when they tried opening the file, the carriage return line feed is missing, so the file seems to be looping around continuously  . They were unable to parse the file as the expected CRFL at the need of each record is missing Please see example below with missing line feed between header ADDR and LastName. I tried exporting in comma, tab and Pipe delimiters and was not successful. I am setup on a SAS EG platform. Appreciate any assistance. Thank you as always.

 

LASTNAME|FIRSTNAME|DOB|AGE|ADDRDoe|John|1/1/1970|38|20 Street Drive

 

Below is the sample pipe delimiter proc export:

 

proc export data=TEST

outfile="%sysfunc(pathname(WORK))/TEST.txt"

dbms= dlm;

replace;

delimiter='|';

run;

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Re: Missing Line feed(CRLF) in the CSV file generated in SAS

I assume you have to assign DBMS = CSV.

 

Beyond, you have not mentioned which OS you use and which OS your vendor use.

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Re: Missing Line feed(CRLF) in the CSV file generated in SAS

Are you on a Unix based system, and them on a Windows system.  That is often the cause of mismatches in line endings.  Likely they will be using notepad to view the data.  If you use notepad++ or textpad they normally recognise the differences in line endings.  Also, importing the data you can use the termstr:

http://support.sas.com/kb/14/178.html

Can be used to alternate between them

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Re: Missing Line feed(CRLF) in the CSV file generated in SAS

That is correct. I am on a Unix platform and I believe they are on Windows . Also, I  FTP' d  the a sample dataset in txt/csv file from Unix to my local Windows folder and tried to open it on Windows using basic Notepad and I also cannot see the line feed return.

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Re: Missing Line feed(CRLF) in the CSV file generated in SAS

As I said, Notepad does not have the capability to distinguish the different line endings.  You need Notepad++ or Textpad or something like that which can recognise the different line endings.  Also, as I noted the temrstr can be used to import the file correctly.

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Re: Missing Line feed(CRLF) in the CSV file generated in SAS

Thank you !

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