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Can anyone help me with reading in a raw data set into SAS ?

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Can anyone help me with reading in a raw data set into SAS ?

For a raw data file containing data as shown below:
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9
20 32
43 41 12 13 15 18 10

to be read with an infile statement, with 3 variables like so:

data test;
infile 'c:\location';
input x y z;
run;

so I want the final data set to look like:
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
20 32 43
41 12 13
15 18 10
====

All options about using carriage return to align the raw data set is out because there are about 42,000 records. Also, if it helps, I know the total length of each observation.
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Re: Can anyone help me with reading in a raw data set into SAS ?

Try the "double trailing @" (read about it under INPUT pointer control).

Changing the INPUT statement to

INPUT x y z @@;

should do it.
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