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INFILE command with a .csv file

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INFILE command with a .csv file

I have run the following code in order to import a .csv file of data (published by Statistics Canada) into a SAS dataset:

 

DATA WORK.Firm_count_Dec_2015;
format Ref_Date $7. GEO $12. 'Geographical Classification'n $2. SIZE $2. Description $24. Vector $9. Coordinate $8. Value 6.;
infile "c:\user\homareau\PredictiveModels\FirmCounts\Firm_count_Dec_2015.csv" firstobs=2 dlm=',' Missover DSD;
informat Ref_Date $7. GEO $12. 'Geographical Classification'n $2. SIZE $2. Description $24. Vector $9. Coordinate $8. Value 6.;
input Ref_Date $7. GEO $12. 'Geographical Classification'n $2. SIZE Description Vector Coordinate Value;
label Ref_Date = 'Date'
GEO = 'Prov_Name'
'Geographical Classification'n = 'Prov_Code'
SIZE = 'Firm_Size'
Description = 'NAICS_Description'
Vector = 'CANSIM_V_Code'
Coordinate = 'Coordinate'
Value = 'Count';
drop Vector Coordinate;
run;

 

However the data from the .csv file are not importing properly.  The attachment shows the end result.  It has to do with the delimiter but I thought my code was correct.  What am I missing?

 

Thanks...

 


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‎06-08-2016 01:54 PM
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Re: INFILE command with a .csv file

[ Edited ]

Using Formatted Input with a delimited file is not compatable and will not give correct result.

 

input Ref_Date $7. GEO $12. 'Geographical Classification'n $2. SIZE Description Vector Coordinate Value;

Remove those INFORMAT specifications from the INPUT statement.  

 

Delimited files use LIST input.

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Re: INFILE command with a .csv file

Hi, it would be very helpful to know whether you got errors in the log or to see a small sample of the CSV file.
cynthia
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Re: INFILE command with a .csv file

Please describe what is "wrong". Also, at least on my monitor you screen capture is too fuzzy to read.

It may help to post some lines of raw data and print results.

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Re: INFILE command with a .csv file

Figured it out.  Thanks...

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Re: INFILE command with a .csv file

Please share your solution so that anyone that finds this thead from a search has a solution to go with the problem.

 

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‎06-08-2016 01:54 PM
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Re: INFILE command with a .csv file

[ Edited ]

Using Formatted Input with a delimited file is not compatable and will not give correct result.

 

input Ref_Date $7. GEO $12. 'Geographical Classification'n $2. SIZE Description Vector Coordinate Value;

Remove those INFORMAT specifications from the INPUT statement.  

 

Delimited files use LIST input.

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