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Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Hello experts,

Please, I need a solution for the back on-line in text file used by sas under unix.





ID   name         comments

1     Cook          treatement

ùR10 Beta45 


The correct file  will be

ID   name         comments

1     Cook          treatement R10 Beta45 


Please, any solution in unix or sas or both ?


 the unix command cat -v gives this

1     Cook          treatementM^ùR10 Beta45

and the unix command "dos2unix does" not work for me.


Thank you







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Is this related to reading in a text file? If so show the code you attempted and example lines from the text file. Post code and example data in code box opened using the {I} icon. In a text file use of the code box is critical to retain plain text formatting. Otherwise lines shown could be quite different than the source.


The original source of the data may also be an issue as we should know whether your system is Unix or the source file originated on a Unix platform. If your system is Unix and the file is from a Mac or Windows system you may need to tell your program which line terminator to use when reading the file as the different operating systems use different ways to indicate the end of a line. The SAS INFILE option TERMSTR often helps.

Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

@ballardw: Thank you very much.

 Yes, it is  related to reading a text file.

As you know, it is indpendant of code, it is really a data problem


I must have this data input

ID   name         comments

1     Cook          treatement R10 Beta45


With this matter, I will have

ID   name         comments

1     Cook          treatement

ùR10 Beta45


I think some unix commands can resolve the problem( my sas is under unix)





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