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Reading variables from file .txt in tim5. (hh:mm) format (using infile procedure)

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Reading variables from file .txt in tim5. (hh:mm) format (using infile procedure)

Dear experts,

 

I'm trying to read from a txt file a variable written in this way: hh:mm

using infile procedure. Below I exemplify what I'm doing:

 

 

filename READ "C:\READ.txt";
filename FILE_A "C:\FILE_A.txt";
data FILE_A (compress=yes );
infile FILE_A lrecl=24  missover;
INPUT %include READ;;
run;

 

where file NEW is this:

1IST2006611:24
1IST2006610:31
1IST20066 9:15
1IST2006618:22

 

and READ is this:

A        1-1
B  $    2-9
TIMEVAR $ 10-14

 

In the imported FILE_A the variable TIMEVAR is as aspected, in char format.

 

How can I use the same procedure specifying that TIMEVAR has to be read in time5. format?

 

Thanks to all in advance,

Daniela

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Re: Reading variables from file .txt in tim5. (hh:mm) format (using infile procedure)

Posted in reply to Daniela_P

Use formatted input with the TIME5. informat for this variable, i.e., replace "TIMEVAR $ 10-14" by "TIMEVAR time5.". You can then apply the TIME5. format to TIMEVAR for display purposes.

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