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Robin_moon
Fluorite | Level 6

sI tried to convert two xpt file called "ae.xpt" and "se.xpt" into sas file called ae and se as well. The original file was saved at "D:\sdtm\data_xpt", and I want the converted sas file to be saved at "D:\sdtm\data_sas".

 

Here was my code, but it didn't work:

libname sasfiles 'D:\sdtm\data_sas';

%let Root=D:\sdtm\data_xpt;
%xpt2loc(libref=sasfiles, memlist=ae, filespec='&root\ae.xpt');
%xpt2loc(libref=sasfiles, memlist=se, filespec='&root\se.xpt');

How to write the correct one? Thanks!

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Tom
Super User Tom
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The macro processor will ignore strings that are bounded with single quote characters (apostrophes).

Use double quote characters instead.

You probably don't need to limit the list of members to extract.  If the XPT file only has one member then there is no difference.  If it has multiple members then why do you only want one of them?

%let Root=D:\sdtm\data_xpt;
%xpt2loc(libref=sasfiles, filespec="&root\ae.xpt");

 

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Ksharp
Super User
libname sasfiles 'D:\sdtm\data_sas' ;
filename x 'D:\sdtm\data_xpt\ae.xpt' ;
%xpt2loc(libref=sasfiles, filespec=x ) 
Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

The macro processor will ignore strings that are bounded with single quote characters (apostrophes).

Use double quote characters instead.

You probably don't need to limit the list of members to extract.  If the XPT file only has one member then there is no difference.  If it has multiple members then why do you only want one of them?

%let Root=D:\sdtm\data_xpt;
%xpt2loc(libref=sasfiles, filespec="&root\ae.xpt");

 

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