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runrunbunny
Obsidian | Level 7

Hi Everyone,

 

I have 300 Excels files (file1, file2, file3.....file300) need to be read into SAS. Here is a hard code I tested and it runs well:

 

PROC IMPORT Out=output1

Datafile= "data\file1.xlsx"

DBMS=XLSX REPLACE;

SHEET='Sheet1';

GETNAMES=YES;

Run;

 

Since it's not efficient to call the Macro variable 300 times by using:

%Readin(file1);

%Readin(file2);

%Readin(file3);

   ...

   ...

%Readin(file300);

 

So I use a do-loop in this case, but the code doesn't work. Do you have any suggestions that where I did incorrectly? 

 

%macro Readin;

%do i = 1 %to 300;

      PROC IMPORT Out=output&i

      Datafile= "data\file&i..xlsx"

      DBMS=XLSX REPLACE;

      SHEET='Sheet1';

      GETNAMES=YES;

      Run;

%end

%mend;

%Readin;

 

 

Thank you,

R.B

 

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Reeza
Super User
Restart SAS and try it in a new session.
If not, then re-type each quote in the code. This can happen if you copied the cost from Word/PDF which add some invisible characters to the text sometimes.

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Reeza
Super User
options mprint symbolgen;

%macro Readin;

%do i = 1 %to 3;

      PROC IMPORT Out=output&i

      Datafile= "data\file&i..xlsx"

      DBMS=XLSX REPLACE;

      SHEET='Sheet1';

      GETNAMES=YES;

      Run;

%end


%mend;

%Readin;


What does "not work" mean? Can you post the log from the code above?

 


@runrunbunny wrote:

Hi Everyone,

 

I have 300 Excels files (file1, file2, file3.....file300) need to be read into SAS. Here is a hard code I tested and it runs well:

 

PROC IMPORT Out=output1

Datafile= "data\file1.xlsx"

DBMS=XLSX REPLACE;

SHEET='Sheet1';

GETNAMES=YES;

Run;

 

Since it's not efficient to call the Macro variable 300 times by using:

%Readin(file1);

%Readin(file2);

%Readin(file3);

   ...

   ...

%Readin(file300);

 

So I use a do-loop in this case, but the code doesn't work. Do you have any suggestions that where I did incorrectly? 

 

%macro Readin;

%do i = 1 %to 300;

      PROC IMPORT Out=output&i

      Datafile= "data\file&i..xlsx"

      DBMS=XLSX REPLACE;

      SHEET='Sheet1';

      GETNAMES=YES;

      Run;

%end

%mend;

%Readin;

 

 

Thank you,

R.B

 


 

runrunbunny
Obsidian | Level 7

Hi Reeza,

Thank you so much for your reply. Below is the log says I have unbalanced quotation marks:

 

NOTE: The quoted string currently being processed has become more than 262 characters long. You might have unbalanced quotation

marks.

 

But I don't see any unmatched quotation marks in the code. Could you please kindly advise? @Reeza 

 

Thank you,

R.B

Reeza
Super User
Restart SAS and try it in a new session.
If not, then re-type each quote in the code. This can happen if you copied the cost from Word/PDF which add some invisible characters to the text sometimes.
runrunbunny
Obsidian | Level 7

It works! I really appreciate your solution, Reeza. Have good day!

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