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help to convert html files into text files

Hello Everyone,

I have almost 12000 html files. I want to convert these html files into text files. Is there any code to import html files in sas and convert it in to text file?

Thank you for your time.

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Re: help to convert html files into text files

You should just search for html to text converters on the web.  Or perhaps html to xml.

If the format is very clean you might be able to read it with a data step.

You might also look into reading them into Excel and then importing into SAS from excel.

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Re: help to convert html files into text files

Can you provide one as an example?

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Re: help to convert html files into text files

The simplest way is using OLEDB .

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Re: help to convert html files into text files

The html files are 10-k reports from SEC edgar. I want to convert these html files into text files. I also have url of these html files.

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Re: help to convert html files into text files

Oh. Maybe you should firstly download all these htmls at your local PC by using PROC HTTP or filename+url .Then using the method I posted convert it into SAS Datasets ,and use proc export to export txt files.

It is easy. I think. Smiley Happy

Ksharp

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