07-25-2015 08:01 PM
SAS on Unix can read and write XLS and XLSX files directly using PROC IMPORT and PROC EXPORT.
Just make sure to use DBMS=XLSX or DBMS=XLS in the PROC EXPORT statement.
07-26-2015 06:17 AM
07-26-2015 09:05 AM
SAS/ACCESS(R) 9.4 Interface to PC Files: Reference, Third Edition The XLSX engine can be used at Unix. It uses NO ACE/JET drivers of Microsoft. All other engines like EXCEL ore XLS are supporting Office 2003 excel that will need those MS drivers ACE/JET. Microsoft office drivers are not available for Unix.