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An ERROR Question

Are you familiar to the following ERROR? What may cause it? Do you know how to fix it?

ERROR: Some character data was lost during transcoding in the dataset MBC301.A04AE. Either the

       data contains characters that are not representable in the new encoding or truncation

       occurred during transcoding.

Thanks a lot

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Re: An ERROR Question

First stop Google

http://support.sas.com/kb/19/743.html

You could also try the encoding option:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/nlsref/61893/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a002601944.htm

SAS(R) 9.2 National Language Support (NLS): Reference Guide

Where does the data come from as it sounds like the source is using a different charset to you.  Get them to save as a specific charset.

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