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How to import Excel file if a column has data both in character & number?

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Occasional Contributor SMR
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How to import Excel file if a column has data both in character & number?

Hi,

If data in a column in an Excel file contains both character and numbers (say some are name and some are id), when EG performs import, either only numbers appears or characters characters, not both, rest appearing as “.” (depending upon what one choose in the column options, character or numeric). Is there a way to import both character and number in the same column?

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Re: How to import Excel file if a column has data both in character & number?

Hi!
You might want to give Tech Support a try at this problem. There seem to be a number of Tech Support notes and FAQs that are relevant to this question:
http://support.sas.com/techsup/unotes/SN/004/004924.html
http://support.sas.com/techsup/unotes/SN/017/017123.html
http://support.sas.com/techsup/unotes/SN/006/006123.html
http://support.sas.com/faq/038/FAQ03856.html
http://support.sas.com/techsup/unotes/SN/013/013526.html

For more information on how to contact Tech Support, refer to:
http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/index.html

Good Luck,
cynthia
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