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ERROR 180-322 During Reading Raw Data Files

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ERROR 180-322 During Reading Raw Data Files

Dear all,

I am a very beginner of a SAS self learner. I have used libname to define the Practice library in SAS studio and tried to read a txt file saved in drive E: with following statements. However I got the error message as below:

%let path=E:\SAS\DA practice data - Original

data Practice.b_sales;

   infile "&path/b_sales.txt" dlm=' ';

   input purchase age gender $ income $;

run;

ERROR 180-322: Statement is not valid or it is used out of proper order

Anyone could help me explain what's wrong and how I can correct it?

Thank you very much!

Cathy


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‎04-04-2015 01:59 AM
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Re: ERROR 180-322 During Reading Raw Data Files

Your file separator is different .

E:\SAS\DA  -->  is \

"&path/b_sales.txt"   -->  is /

That is the reason why SAS complain it .



Xia Keshan

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Re: ERROR 180-322 During Reading Raw Data Files

Your %LET statement appears to be missing a semicolon. This means that the first statement in your program is:

%let path=E:\SAS\DA practice data - Original data Practice.b_sales;

I suspect it is your INFILE statement that is getting the 180 error as it doesn't have a preceding DATA statement as it has become part of the text in your %LET statement.

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Re: ERROR 180-322 During Reading Raw Data Files

Thank you very much for your help! Smiley Happy

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‎04-04-2015 01:59 AM
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Re: ERROR 180-322 During Reading Raw Data Files

Your file separator is different .

E:\SAS\DA  -->  is \

"&path/b_sales.txt"   -->  is /

That is the reason why SAS complain it .



Xia Keshan

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Re: ERROR 180-322 During Reading Raw Data Files

Hello Xia,

Thank you very much for your great help! Smiley Happy

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