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ccnky123
Calcite | Level 5

Now I have a acustomer list D:\cust_list.txt,and this text has one column "party_no"(the max length is 22),and the first row of this txt is column name.Please tell me how to import  it to library 'puball' with data step.

 

thanks!

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andreas_lds
Jade | Level 19

Two minor changes to the code posted by @VDD:

 

filename datain "D:\cust_list.txt";
libname puball "....";

data pubull.want;
  infile datain firstobs=2;
  input @1 party_no $22.;
run;

In production jobs i always recommend not to overwrite a permanent dataset with an importing step, but to store the imported data in a temporary dataset first and copy the dataset to the library after it has been verified that the import was successful.

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VDD
Ammonite | Level 13 VDD
Ammonite | Level 13

this should give you want you asking for.

filename datain "D:\cust_list.txt";
data want;
  infile datain;
  input @1 party_no $22.;
run;

andreas_lds
Jade | Level 19

Two minor changes to the code posted by @VDD:

 

filename datain "D:\cust_list.txt";
libname puball "....";

data pubull.want;
  infile datain firstobs=2;
  input @1 party_no $22.;
run;

In production jobs i always recommend not to overwrite a permanent dataset with an importing step, but to store the imported data in a temporary dataset first and copy the dataset to the library after it has been verified that the import was successful.

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