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sunayana67
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;
run;

 

 

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

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Astounding
PROC Star

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.

ChrisNZ
Tourmaline | Level 20

Please change the title to something meaningful.

Ksharp
Super User


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

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