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PRN Format

Hi,

I am generating .prn fromat form sas using this code

DATA NULL;

  FILE "path /sample.prn"

SET  datasetname;

put  JOB_CODE $2.  YEAR_MONTH $6. '  ' BRANCH_CODE $7. ITEM_CODE 3. NO_OF_ACCOUNT_OTHERS zeros.    ;

RUN;

These are diffent formats applied

while opening .prn in word pad i am able to get result

but when iam opening it in notepad i am unable to get result in each line

as second line of result is comming in first line of .txt

kindly look into issue and help

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PRN Format

I usually see that behavior when opening text files generated on Unix.  Unix uses just a LineFeed ('0A'x) as the end of line indicator, while DOS (Windows) uses a CarriageReturn ('0D'x) and LineFeed at the end of each line.  WordPad is smart enough to intrepret the lines that end only in a LF but Notepad is not.

You can force SAS to write the CR into the end of the lines by adding the TERMSTR=CRLF option to your FILE statement.

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