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note how some data is moved to following line. the "/" is a line continuation character in the data. how to address that is my issue
I am not sure you need to be concerned about a line-continuation character, which I believe is a back-slash, not a forward-slash. And, from your data, the column-delimiter might be ">" - correct?
With this in mind, the SAS INPUT process can read from multiple lines based on INFILE statement parameters. However, you will need to address the back-slash character during INPUT -- it likely has no real purpose with SAS performing INPUT statement.
My recommendation is you start by coding up a DATA step to read your input file with an INPUT statement and the desired INFORMATs, depending on your data.
that is a very inconvenient structure for SAS input routines.
It looks like a stream. Line breaks occur within words.
Is there an expected order for this information ?
Is there some equivalent to a "row delimiter" ?