BookmarkSubscribeRSS Feed
Fluorite | Level 6 tmm
Fluorite | Level 6

I have an infile that stores in my work.temp and I want to have the ability to put " " around the column headers and the data itself. The data is text and numeric. I need the data formatted like this and then export to a .csv comma dil to FTP to someone that needs it in that format for their intake system. I have looked and looked all over and cannot find any information on how to perform this. Is it a data have data want?

Data Have

MID                memID     add                          add2         city          state          zip          age

111                 11111   123 chase street                         newark     nj          01010         52

Data Need

"MID"           "memid"          "add"                              "add2"          "city"          "state"          "zip"          "age"

"111"          "11111"           "123 chase street"           " "               "newark"     "nj"             "01010"     "52"

Super User Tom
Super User

Use the technique posted by @data_null_; here: 

Just adjust to use the ~ modifier instead of the : modifier to force the quotes.

Also did you want TAB delimited like your example or COMMA delimited (which is what CSV means).

data _null_

   set SASHELP.class; 

   file log dlm=',' dsd; 

   if _n_ eq 1 then link names; 

   put (_all_)(~); 



   length _name_ $32

   do while(1); 

      call vnext(_name_); 

      if upcase(_name_) eq '_NAME_' then leave

      put _name_ ~ @; 





Ready to join fellow brilliant minds for the SAS Hackathon?

Build your skills. Make connections. Enjoy creative freedom. Maybe change the world. Registration is now open through August 30th. Visit the SAS Hackathon homepage.

Register today!
What is Bayesian Analysis?

Learn the difference between classical and Bayesian statistical approaches and see a few PROC examples to perform Bayesian analysis in this video.

Find more tutorials on the SAS Users YouTube channel.

Click image to register for webinarClick image to register for webinar

Classroom Training Available!

Select SAS Training centers are offering in-person courses. View upcoming courses for:

View all other training opportunities.

Discussion stats
  • 1 reply
  • 2 in conversation