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Unzipping files on SAS Server

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Unzipping files on SAS Server

Dear all

 

I have large zipped data files on SAS Server. I would like to unzip them in the SAS server instead of downloading zipped files to the local machine, unzipping and uploading them again into SAS Server. Is there SAS codes or macros that can be used to perform unzipping zipped files on the SAS Server ? I would really appreciate your assistance in this regard. Thanks

 

Chandara

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Re: Unzipping files on SAS Server

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If you have SAS 9.4 you can read directly from a zipped file.

 

Otherwise you can use OS commands to unzip the file, are you on Unix or Windows?Do you have 7z installed on the server?

 

Here's a similar question from last week with code samples.

https://communities.sas.com/t5/Base-SAS-Programming/Import-CSV-file-in-zip-format-into-sas-server/m-...

 

 

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Re: Unzipping files on SAS Server

Posted in reply to UPRETIGOPI

My SAS version is 9.3 and Window environment. Thanks

 

Chandra

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Re: Unzipping files on SAS Server

Posted in reply to UPRETIGOPI

This is the code to unzip a SAS file, replacing the paths for your system. 

 

 

x '"C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z.exe" e "C:\_localdata\delete.zip" -o"C:\_localdata\"';

 

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