10-16-2014 10:15 AM
I have xls file and one of column has value like this 'some text1','some text2','some text3' (with quotes) ,While reading this xls file using proc import SAS misses first " ' " from the value in dataset .and I get value in dataset as
some text1','some text2','some text3' (note 1st quote is missing)
Can anyone let me know reason or fix for this ?
10-16-2014 10:22 AM
Please supply the code you are using and an example file as it appears you are talking about two different things. What I mean by this is that an Excel XLS file would not be stored as you state above (unless of course the quotes are in the cells themselves), so I am assuming that you are talking about a CSV (comma separated variable) file, which Excel can open, but is not a native Excel file format.
So what is your code for importing this, do you want all the text in one variable? Maybe try:
infile "You_data.csv" dsd missover dlm='¬';
input buffer $varying256.;
10-20-2014 11:08 AM
I use code something like this
proc import datafile = "location_of_file/test_file.xls"
out = test_file replace dbms=xls;
sheet = "sheet1";
getnames = yes;
attached is test file (see original post) and you will notice that first single quote is missed once file is read with the code I supplied;