I think that document brief statement is misleading. I think you must have
SAS/Access for PC Formats. See page 29.
From: Soumen Mukherjee [mailto:SMukherjee@MAPSNET.COM]
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 8:00 AM
Subject: Importing Excel 2000 files into SAS
The "What's New" documentation for V8.1 indicates that it is now possible to
import Excel2000 files (.xls file not just a .csv file) into a SAS dataset
using PROC IMPORT (without having PROC ACCESS licensed). Since I do not have
my V8.1 online help files yet, I was wondering if anyone has tried this and
will be willing to share the syntax.