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How to remove the space in between delimiters in sas excel output

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kuv
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How to remove the space in between delimiters in sas excel output

i 've created a report in excel sheet.

i used '|' pipe as delimiter.my output in excel was

name|id|account|sex|

raj|0345|SB|M

kumar|0346| |M

i am getting null for column account when there is no data availabe.

Now my question is it possible to remove the space between two pipes when there is no data. i.e., || (two pipes immediately) if there is null data . 

i want data like

kumar|0346||M

thanks in advance

varma

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Re: How to remove the space in between delimiters in sas excel output

Sorry, please clarify, you have created a delimited file from within SAS of data you have in SAS?  How have you created this file, is it by datastep with put statements, proc export, ods tagset etc.  Provide code if possible.

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Re: How to remove the space in between delimiters in sas excel output

Add DSD option - from Tom.


data class;
 set sashelp.class;
 if ranuni(0) lt 0.6 then call missing(sex);
run;
data _null_;
set class;
 file 'c:\temp\x.txt' dlm='|' dsd;
 put name sex age;
run;

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