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End-of-record character 21x

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End-of-record character 21x

Hi, folks.

I am using SAS 9.1.3 on a Windows virtual machine, and trying to read flat variable-length records created in EBCDIC.

The end-of-record (EOR) character in this file is 21x.

What can I do to persuade the DATA step to accept this as the EOR?

Thanks!


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‎08-07-2012 06:27 AM
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Re: End-of-record character 21x

Thanks, folks, for taking the time to reply.

As SASKiwi notes, TERMSTR= is needed, and as KSharp notes, ENCODING= is needed too.

I ended up using

INFILE "xxx" ENCODING=EBCDIC037 RECFM=S370V TERMSTR=NL;

which worked like a champ in the Windows environment.

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Re: End-of-record character 21x

Check out the TERMSTR =  INFILE option as in:

https://communities.sas.com/message/18844#18844

And numerous other posts if you search on TERMSTR. Try TERMSTR = '21'x.

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Re: End-of-record character 21x

I recommend you to use ENCODING option for INFILE statement when you read in such a file.

data x;

infile 'c:\x.txt' encoding=EBCDIC ;

............

Ksharp

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‎08-07-2012 06:27 AM
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Re: End-of-record character 21x

Thanks, folks, for taking the time to reply.

As SASKiwi notes, TERMSTR= is needed, and as KSharp notes, ENCODING= is needed too.

I ended up using

INFILE "xxx" ENCODING=EBCDIC037 RECFM=S370V TERMSTR=NL;

which worked like a champ in the Windows environment.

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