Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 11:55:08 -0700
Reply-To: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
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From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: Joining external datasets to make one SAS dataset
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kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM on Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 11:41:54PM -0700
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on Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 11:41:54PM -0700, Karsten M. Self (kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM) wrote:
> on Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 04:28:57PM +1000, Andrew Dixon (adixon@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU) wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Is there some neat way of joining a heap of small text files, all with
> > the same variables in the same positions, to make one sas dataset?
> RTFM PROC APPEND
> data unim;
> set pluribus1 pluribus2 pluribus3 ... ;
I thought I'd posted a fix to this, it doesn't seem to have posted.
I clearly misread the post (or rather, read the subject, and not the
content). The issue is reading flatfiles, not SAS datasets.
Options: FILENAME PIPE, concatenated filename, or FILEVAR.
Filename pipe is my first choice in general. Under GNU/Linux:
filename pluribus pipe "cat file*.txt";
input /* stuff */;
/* stuff */
Concatenated filename, RTFM, syntax varies by platform. Examples should
be provided in docs.
FILEVAR: a variable in the data step is used to change the infile
pointer. This can be fed from a list, iterated, or read from another
source. Again, see documentation for details and examples.
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