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Opening files that do not contain columns

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Opening files that do not contain columns

Hi! I am trying to open files from a free medic data bank. I am new to the SAS Univ Edition, it keeps saying that "the table cannot be opened because it does not contain any columns". What can I do to open the file? Thanks.

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Re: Opening files that do not contain columns

Posted in reply to percybalderia

You might need to tell us what options may have been used when trying to open the data.

The data could be fixed column where you need to provide information as to what variable and characteristics apply to character positions in a single line.

Was there any documentation related to the data layout from the source?

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Re: Opening files that do not contain columns

You are right. I just needed to use the associated variable formats file. It is working now. Thanks!

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