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Importing Text File

Hi Folks,

I had a problem with a import text file in FILE->IMPORT DATA in menu of Guide. Below the message:

THE IMPORT DATA TASK CANNOT CREATE A SUBSETTED COPY OF THE INPUT FILE ON YOUR CLIENT MACHINE. THEREFORE, IT CANNOT ANALYZE THE INPUT FILE TO INTELLIGENTLY INITIALIZE SETTINGS. YOU CAN STILL ATTEMPT TO IMPORT WITH MANUALLY SPECIFIED SETTINGS, BUT IT MIGHT NOT WORK.

So, if I create a SAS program using infile statement I can import. This problem occurs only when I import via FILE->IMPORT DATA option in menu.

This file have 14.000 lines (more less) and 140Mb
I need to do in FILE->IMPORT DATA in menu because that will be made by the user and the user don't know SAS code.

I have others files with the same size and I dont't have problem.

Somebody help me please !!!
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Re: Importing Text File

From the message, it seems that the text file resides on a remote SAS server. Is that correct? The message indicates that EG cannot read the contents of the file, because in order to read the file it would have to transfer it from the remote server to your local server. That operation would be expensive because the file is so large, so EG "skips" that step.

If you have access to the file from your PC, say on a network share or mapped drive, then EG should be able to preview the contents of the file. Simply select "Local Computer" instead of "SAS Servers" when selecting the data file.

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Re: Importing Text File

Thanks for your help, but I can import file with more than 130Mb and when I move that file to local machine I can import very well.
The problem occurs with part of files in some specifics rows.
Is there any problem with length of row ?
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