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External .TXT file

I am having a hard time reading external data from a .TXT file. I used to do that easily using other SAS versions.

 

The program is shown below:

 

filename YaraCASA '/folders/myfolders/YaraCASA.txt' lrecl=2000;

data YaraCASA;

infile YaraCASA missover;

input COLETA HORA TRATAM MACHO MOTTOT MOTPROG DAP DCL DSL VAP VCL VSL STR LIN WOB ALH BCF TRDSL TRVSL TRWOB LOGLIN;

 

PROC GLM;

 CLASS COLETA TRATAM HORA MACHO;

 MODEL MOTTOT = TRATAM MACHO(TRATAM) HORA COLETA COLETA*TRATAM HORA*TRATAM;

 RANDOM MACHO(TRATAM) / TEST;

 LSMEANS TRATAM HORA*TRATAM / STDERR PDIFF;

RUN;

 

The error message I get follows next:

 

 

 1          OPTIONS NONOTES NOSTIMER NOSOURCE NOSYNTAXCHECK;

 55        

 56         filename YaraCASA '/folders/myfolders/YaraCASA.txt' lrecl=2000;

 57         data YaraCASA;

 58         infile YaraCASA missover;

 59         input COLETA HORA TRATAM MACHO MOTTOT MOTPROG DAP DCL DSL VAP VCL VSL STR LIN WOB ALH BCF TRDSL TRVSL TRWOB LOGLIN;

 60        

 

 NOTE: The infile YARACASA is:

       Filename=/folders/myfolders/YaraCASA.txt,

       Owner Name=sasdemo,Group Name=sas,

       Access Permission=-rw-rw-r--,

       Last Modified=10 de dezembro de 2015 14h24min40s,

       File Size (bytes)=30467

 

 NOTE: Invalid data for COLETA in line 1 1-102.

 RULE:     ----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7----+----8----+----9----+----0

 

Super User
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Re: External .TXT file

Your code looks correct, it looks like an issue with your input statement. Have you tried a standard proc import to see what it generates?
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Re: External .TXT file

Without the complete error message  I am guessing that you have text data in a variable that should be numeric from the datastep code that you posted.

 

If the text appears to be a column heading you might just need to add firstobs=2 to the infile statement.

If the source of the data has changed the content then you may have to have a discussion about the field type with the provider.

 

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Posts: 4

Re: External .TXT file

I tried inserting the firstobs=2 in trhe infile statement. I did not help much. A more complete error message is below. Any help on that would be deeply appreciated.

NOTE: The infile YARACASA is:

       Filename=/folders/myfolders/YaraCASA.txt,

       Owner Name=sasdemo,Group Name=sas,

       Access Permission=-rw-rw-r--,

       File Size (bytes)=30467

 

 NOTE: Invalid data for COLETA in line 2 1-103.

 RULE:     ----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7----+----8----+----9----+----0                     

 

 2   CHAR  1.0.1.82.56.73.36.99.21.50.43.42.15.94.45.00.90.91.33.38.0.73.0.36.0.49.2.56.33.24.0.13.0.18.0.02.-0

     ZONE  3030303303323303323303323303323303323303323303323303323303233032330323303233033233032330323303233023

     NUMR  19091982956E73936E99921E50943E42915E94945E00990E91933E3890E7390E3690E4992E56933E2490E1390E1890E029D0

      101  .44 103

 COLETA=. HORA=. TRATAM=. MACHO=. MOTTOT=. MOTPROG=. DAP=. DCL=. DSL=. VAP=. VCL=. VSL=. STR=. LIN=. WOB=. ALH=. BCF=. TRDSL=.

 TRVSL=. TRWOB=. LOGLIN=. _ERROR_=1 _N_=1

 NOTE: Invalid data for COLETA in line 3 1-104

Super User
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Re: External .TXT file

It looks like you might have a period/decimal as your delimiter. Try adding dlm='.' To your infile statement. You may also want to change missover to truncover.
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Re: External .TXT file

Weel, I tried this one, but it did not work either,

 

Erro message below:

    

       filename YaraCASA '/folders/myfolders/YaraCASA.txt' lrecl=2000;

        data YaraCASA;

       infile YaraCASA dlm='.' truncover;

        input COLETA HORA TRATAM MACHO MOTTOT MOTPROG DAP DCL DSL VAP VCL VSL STR LIN WOB ALH BCF TRDSL TRVSL TRWOB LOGLIN;

     

 NOTE: The infile YARACASA is:

       Filename=/folders/myfolders/YaraCASA.txt,

       Owner Name=sasdemo,Group Name=sas,

       Access Permission=-rw-rw-r--,

       File Size (bytes)=30467

  NOTE: Invalid data for COLETA in line 1 1-11.

 NOTE: Invalid data for HORA in line 1 13-16.

 NOTE: Invalid data for TRATAM in line 1 18-22.

 NOTE: Invalid data for MACHO in line 1 24-28.

 NOTE: Invalid data for MOTTOT in line 1 30-34.

 NOTE: Invalid data for MOTPROG in line 1 36-40.

 NOTE: Invalid data for DAP in line 1 42-46.

 NOTE: Invalid data for DCL in line 1 48-52.

 NOTE: Invalid data for DSL in line 1 54-57.

 NOTE: Invalid data for VAP in line 1 59-62.

 NOTE: Invalid data for VCL in line 1 64-67.

 NOTE: Invalid data for VSL in line 1 69-72.

 NOTE: Invalid data for STR in line 1 74-78.

 NOTE: Invalid data for LIN in line 1 80-83.

 NOTE: Invalid data for WOB in line 1 85-88.

 NOTE: Invalid data for ALH in line 1 90-93.

 NOTE: Invalid data for BCF in line 1 95-99.

 RULE:     ----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4----+----5----+----6----+----7----+----8----+----9----+----0                     

 

 1   CHAR  1.0.1.81.23.19.9.77.16.64.35.14.11.85.35.27.74.22.25.20.0.71.0.34.0.48.2.29.33.98.0.11.0.16.0.02.-0.

     ZONE  3030303303323303233033233033233033233033233033233033233032330323303233032330332330323303233032330232

     NUMR  19091981923E1999E77916E64935E14911E85935E27974E22925E2090E7190E3490E4892E29933E9890E1190E1690E029D0E

      101  47 102

 COLETA=. HORA=. TRATAM=. MACHO=. MOTTOT=. MOTPROG=. DAP=. DCL=. DSL=. VAP=. VCL=. VSL=. STR=. LIN=. WOB=. ALH=. BCF=. TRDSL=47

 TRVSL=. TRWOB=. LOGLIN=. _ERROR_=1 _N_=1

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Re: External .TXT file

Post a sample of your file
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Re: External .TXT file

[ Edited ]

As far as I can tell from the "ZONE" and "NUMR" lines shown in your log, this is a tab-delimited file. So, you should use dlm='09'x instead of dlm='.'.

 

(The dots replacing non-printable characters in the "CHAR" line can be misleading at times.)

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Re: External .TXT file

Posted in reply to FreelanceReinhard

Hi,

 

The dlm='09'x worked!!!

 

Thanks a lot.

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