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Siddhartha
Calcite | Level 5

Hi,

I was using a text file from mainframe in one of the program, there are some comp-3 fields. While using this fields with the format starting with PDw.d formats.

I am getting the control characters in the output. I am not able to read the format with these characters.

Can any one suggest how to read control character in the output. Below is the screnshot.

Control characters scrnshot.PNG

Thanks & Regards,

Sid

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RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

Can you not do:

data want;

     set have;

     my_new_var=input(substr(var,1,index(var," ")),pdX.Y.);

run;

Siddhartha
Calcite | Level 5

There are almost around 20 fields with the PDw.d format defined in the program.

Below is the format we are using in the PUT statement:

       @127   SUB_TOTAL_AMT               PD5.2                                 

       @132   TAX_AMT                     PD5.2                                

       @137   TOT_INVOICE_AMT             PD5.2  

       @244   CASH_SALE_AMT_P             PD4.2

       @293   STBASE                      PD5.2                                

       @298   STTAX                       PD5.2

Thanks & Regards,

Siddhartha

RW9
Diamond | Level 26 RW9
Diamond | Level 26

Well, you wouldn't read the control chars in in that type of import.  I would suggest you need to clean the datafile first:

data _null_;

     infile "your_original_file.txt" recfm=n;

     file "cleaned_file.txt" recfm=n;

     input a $char1.;

     if lengthn(compress(upcase(a),"A","n"))=0 then put a;  /* I.e. if character is alphanumeric then output */

run;

Then read that new file in.

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