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Calcite | Level 5

You are given a text file company.txt where dollar signs were used as delimiters. To indicate missing values, two dollars signs were entered. Values in this file represent last name, employee number, and annual salary.
Using this data file as input, create a SAS data set called Company with the variables LastName (character), EmpNo (character), and Salary (numeric).



I ran this program, in the log there is error while reading one of the records. 


Code I used: 

data Company;
infile "~/company.txt" dlm = '$';
input LastName $ EmpNo $ Salary;



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Can anyone help me out with how I can read that record? 


In addition to using dsm='$' on the INFILE statement, add one more option:  dsd


That's what tells SAS that each $ delimits a separate variable.

Tourmaline | Level 20

Please change the title to something meaningful.

Super User

data Company;
infile "c:\temp\company.txt" dlm = '$' dsd truncover termstr=lf;
input LastName $ EmpNo $ Salary;

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