What are special input delimiters? How are they used?

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What are special input delimiters? How are they used?

Hi every one,

Please let me know special Input Delimiters and how we use them?

Thanks in advance
Kamal.
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Re: What are special input delimiters? How are they used?

Kamal,

There is nothing in the SAS 9.1.3 online documentation that matches that phrase, so you'll need to provide more context to your question to get a useful answer from the forum.

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Hi Doc,

Thank you for getting back to me. That was the question posed by an interviewer. I left blank at that time. Thats how I came up here with that question. So I do not have much idea to provide more context.

Can you pls explain me life cycle of a project in clinical environment?

Kind Regards,
Kamal.
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Re: What are special input delimiters? How are they used?

Hi Kamal,

I agree with doc@duke. I did a lot of search on your question, but could not get any satisfactory answer.

What I guess from your query is that, you are probably looking into kinds of delimiters (eg. pipe delimiters) that we can use in our raw data, other than commas or spaces. Am I right?

Thanks

Cathy
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Re: What are special input delimiters? How are they used?

Hi:
I thought he might also have an INPUT statement with : or ?? or + and might call them delimiters because he wasn't sure what they were doing in the INPUT statement.

This section of the doc talks about delimiters
http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lrdict/59540/HTML/default/a000146932.htm#a000165927
and looking up the options described here

"The delimiter-sensitive data (DSD) option, the DELIMITER= option, the DLMSTR= option, and the DLMSOPT= option affect how list input handles delimiters."

might be a good place to start looking for a discussion of delimiters.

The section on the INPUT statement covers the various symbols you can find in the INPUT statement (@ + : ?? ) etc. And this section covers the colon format modifier (to read using an informat) and the ampersand format modifier (to read embedded blanks)
http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/basess/58133/HTML/default/a001360509.htm

Finally, this tech support note has some handy examples of reading in delimited data:
http://support.sas.com/techsup/technote/ts673.html

These sections in the doc are a good place to start. If nothing else, they contain enough examples that a more specific question might be the result.

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Re: What are special input delimiters? How are they used?

Hi Cynthia,

Thank you for your time and patience. You provided me more insights to the info. If you explain me a project life cycle in clinical environment, would be appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Kamal.
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Re: What are special input delimiters? How are they used?

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for your time and patience. In an interview, I came across with that question.

Kind Regards,
Kamal.
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