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Having trouble importing CSV into SAS

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Having trouble importing CSV into SAS

Hi all,

I'm new to SAS and going through the free tutorials, but I'm having some trouble importing a CSV file into SAS.

Basically I'm trying to open a CSV in SAS, but somehow all the line breaks in the original file disappear.

I don't really speak the SAS language yet, so I'll attach the screenshots for reference:

So the original file looks like this:

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 11.20.44 PM.png

But when I open the file on SAS this is what I get, with all the line breaks gone:

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 11.22.01 PM.png

Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thank you all for your help in advance!

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Re: Having trouble importing CSV into SAS

Posted in reply to damemanjar


  Have you tried any code to just READ the file? The issue that you are seeing is that sometimes carriage returns/line feeds don't translate in the editor. You should be able to read the file  OK  -- there are PROC IMPORT examples in the Snippets section for reading the file.


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