08-31-2011 07:36 AM
I use proc import to import Excel 2003 files. Data contains cyrillic characters.
After importing XLS to SAS dataset cyrillic letters are being convert to some other simbols (readable or unreadable).
Some cyrillic letters become latin letters or digits.
How can i import Excel files without this issue and save original cyrillic characters?
Thanks in advance.
04-25-2013 06:36 AM
DId you ever find out how to do this?
I have the exact same issue and cannot make any sense of the NLS notes.
Using Enterprise Guide 4.3 (with Unix) and Russian data in Excel. Need to import it to SAS but only getting ????? so far.
04-25-2013 10:08 AM
Based on Arthur's link, you will need to use the Excel LIBNAME so you can get the NLS support to read the file. You will not be able to use the basic EGuide import functions as that pulls in the Excel file before the NLS support can be applied. You may not be able to do this with a Unix platform without also installing the PC Files Server.