|Date: ||Mon, 18 Mar 2002 09:38:09 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||JimS <jimandsu@YAHOO.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||JimS <jimandsu@YAHOO.COM>|
|Organization: ||AOL Time Warner|
|Subject: ||Reading a text file into SAS|
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I'm attempting to read a text file into sas. The problem I'm having is
that the columns do not always line up and there's a lot of extra
information I don't need. I would like SAS to read in for 10 chars after
one delimiter (i.e. '(' ) and then read for 5 chars after the next
delimiter (i.e. ':'). Is this possible? I didn't see anything in the
online docs for this.
Also, does a delimiter have to be one character? (i.e. could it be '**' ?)
Many thanks for any info or any potential work-arounds.