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sreevatsan1991
Obsidian | Level 7

When I try to read the csv file saved by SAS into python, I am getting unicode-decode error. The error was because of '0x80' character available in the file. it can be solved by explicitly defining the encoding when reading the file. But I need to solve it to in SAS while creating the .csv file.

Is there a way to define the encoding in the proc export code like (encoding='utf-8' etc

 

Code :

PROC EXPORT DATA= data1
OUTFILE= "F:\reports\&file_name..csv"
DBMS=CSV REPLACE;
RUN;

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Did you try using a fileref?

filename csv "F:\reports\&file_name..csv" encoding='utf-8';
PROC EXPORT DATA= data1 REPLACE
  OUTFILE= CSV DBMS=CSV 
;
RUN;

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Tom
Super User Tom
Super User

Did you try using a fileref?

filename csv "F:\reports\&file_name..csv" encoding='utf-8';
PROC EXPORT DATA= data1 REPLACE
  OUTFILE= CSV DBMS=CSV 
;
RUN;
Reeza
Super User

Try assigning a FILEREF to the output data set and set the encoding there.

 

filename myfile 'paht to file' encoding=....;

proc export data=data outfile=myfile dbms=csv replace;
run;

@sreevatsan1991 wrote:

When I try to read the csv file saved by SAS into python, I am getting unicode-decode error. The error was because of '0x80' character available in the file. it can be solved by explicitly defining the encoding when reading the file. But I need to solve it to in SAS while creating the .csv file.

Is there a way to define the encoding in the proc export code like (encoding='utf-8' etc

 

Code :

PROC EXPORT DATA= data1
OUTFILE= "F:\reports\&file_name..csv"
DBMS=CSV REPLACE;
RUN;


 

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