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underscore suppression doing an import procedure of an excel file

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underscore suppression doing an import procedure of an excel file

Trying to import an excel file using the proc import, I have an issue concerning some columns headers containing underscore. In the resulting sas table created, the underscores in the column header have been replaced by blancs. For example, the colum header action_type_name in excel become the variable action type name with the label action type name.

See below the code I use (this is use in a macro):

 

PROC IMPORT OUT= &nom_table.

DATAFILE= "&chemin_import.\&fichier."

DBMS=EXCEL REPLACE;

RANGE="&nom_feuil.$";

GETNAMES=YES;

MIXED=NO;

SCANTEXT=YES;

USEDATE=YES;

SCANTIME=YES;

RUN;

 

What can I do to keep the underscore, to have exactly the name of the column header as name of variables in my resulting sas table. Thanks in advance for your help 


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‎03-24-2017 09:55 AM
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Re: underscore suppression doing an import procedure of an excel file

Try:

 

options validvarname=v7;

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‎03-24-2017 09:55 AM
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Re: underscore suppression doing an import procedure of an excel file

Try:

 

options validvarname=v7;

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Re: underscore suppression doing an import procedure of an excel file

Perfect, thank you very much
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