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Create a tab delimited txt file from excel file

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Create a tab delimited txt file from excel file

Hi,

I have to create a tab delimited txt file from excel using sas. Does anyone has any idea how can i do so, without creating any intermediate datasets?

Some of the cells in excel has values like 1.00, which have a format in excel cell. When i import this excel in dataset, SAS changes 1.00 to 1. I am working on UNIX. I have tried

1) Putting character values in the first row. so that SAS reads it as character and doesnt convert it. But still it does .

2) I cant use SAS libname statement in my case (due to some other issues)

Any idea!

Thanks!

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Re: Create a tab delimited txt file from excel file

No.   If you want SAS to work on your data you will definitely need to convert it into data.

If you want a tab delimited file from Excel why not just have Excel save your file as tab delimited?

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