03-24-2017 03:14 AM
I would like to automate Excel files that is stored on a server. This should import the files outomaticly every week. Is this posible and how will I go about to make this work?
The files is updated for each month. Ex
03-24-2017 03:24 AM
Start with creating SAS code that successfully imports one file.
For consistent results, I would strongly advise to not use the Excel file format, but a textual format like csv and a properly written data step, so that unexpected changes in the input data structure are caught at the earliest possible point of your ETL chain. .xls is crap as a data transfer format.
Then parameterize the infile name:
data _null_; filedate = put(today(),yymmd7.); call symputx('filedate',filedate); run; filename in "/path/file_&filedate..csv";