how to read this .txt file into SAS

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how to read this .txt file into SAS

Hello,

 

I have a .txt file abc.txt:

 

 

 

 /*Program name newcode.sas*/
/*This SAS program will print sashelp.class*/
proc print data=sashelp.class;
run;
data a;
"set sashelp.class;
run;

 

 

 

How I can read it in to SAS dataset?

Thanks


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‎05-15-2017 12:07 PM
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Re: how to read this .txt file into SAS

Posted in reply to GeorgeSAS

The obvious question here is, of course: what are you planning to do with SAS code in a dataset?

 

Reading just text into a dataset is simple:

data textdata;
infile "textfile" truncover;
input textline $100.;
run;

After that step has run, check for maximum length of textline. If that is equal to the defined length, increase the format in the input statement; if length exceeds 254, als set a corresponding lrecl in the infile statement. Once you find that max(length(textline)) is smaller than the defined length, you can be sure that all text is read.

With large length values and nobs > several thousand, use the compress=yes option on the dataset.

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Re: how to read this .txt file into SAS

Posted in reply to GeorgeSAS

@GeorgeSAS,

 

I think this is related to your last question. Lookup %include

 

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

 

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‎05-15-2017 12:07 PM
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Posts: 7,831

Re: how to read this .txt file into SAS

Posted in reply to GeorgeSAS

The obvious question here is, of course: what are you planning to do with SAS code in a dataset?

 

Reading just text into a dataset is simple:

data textdata;
infile "textfile" truncover;
input textline $100.;
run;

After that step has run, check for maximum length of textline. If that is equal to the defined length, increase the format in the input statement; if length exceeds 254, als set a corresponding lrecl in the infile statement. Once you find that max(length(textline)) is smaller than the defined length, you can be sure that all text is read.

With large length values and nobs > several thousand, use the compress=yes option on the dataset.

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Maxims of Maximally Efficient SAS Programmers
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