It appears to be everything ok with the dataset. However, when I try to referece string variables (for instance, "IF VAR='STRINGVALUE') I never get anything as a result. I used trim, strip and compress to check if there was any problem with blanks and it didn't work. I imported the dataset as CSV and it worked right. Proc Contents doesn't show anything unusual with dataset attributes. Does anyone knows what the problem may be?
And then show us the logic you are trying to apply to it.
Do note that using CSV would always be my preferred solution - fix your datastep import program based on the specifications document agreed with the vendor. This minimises issues. Excel is not a good data medium.
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