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Date:         Wed, 20 Mar 2002 10:46:47 -0500
Reply-To:     Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject:      Re: which is good to read in transport file

Yes, that is true, if the creation of the XPT file was done with the XPORT engine. Have a look at the code and you see, that the XPT extension has nothing to do with the XPORT engine. You can also use:

proc cport lib=... file="XPORT.XPT"

to get one. That one you cannot import with the XPORT engine, independant of the name and extension. For that you have to use PROC CIMPORT.

On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 10:16:41 -0500, Shilling, Brian <Brian.Shilling@ASTRAZENECA.COM> wrote:

>I actually just had this issue come up yesterday. > >The XPT files were not created using CPORT. The code I used to get them back >was >this: > > > >libname outds V612 "<output location>"; * New SAS datasets *; > > >%MACRO GET_RAW(dsname); > > > libname rawds XPORT "<location\&dsname..xpt"; *XPT file location and >name*; > > > proc copy out=outds in=rawds; > select &dsname; > run; > > > data &dsname; > set outds.&dsname; > run; > > > proc contents data = &dsname; > title "Contents of &dsname dataset"; > run; > > >%MEND GET_RAW; > > >%GET_RAW(ae); > > > >-----Original Message----- >From: Gerhard Hellriegel [mailto:ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE] >Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 9:47 AM >To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >Subject: Re: which is good to read in transport file > > >Depends on, how it has been created! If it was with the XPORT engine, use >the same engine to read it, if it was with PROC CPORT, just use that method. >From .xpt you cannot see that, because with both methods you can use what >you want as extension. There is no standard and no default. >I'd say: just try it! If you get something like "given transport format is >bad..." or something like that, just use the other method. If both are not >working, you either destroyed it by transporting it, e.g. not in binary >mode, or a misstake has occured by generating the file. > > > >On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 08:55:06 -0500, Xu, Meifen <meifen_xu@MERCK.COM> wrote: > >>Hi there: >> >>I want input my data set that is transport format. Which way is better to >>read in .xpt file to sas data set. >> >>Thanks >> >>Meifen Xu >>* (484) 344 4622 >>*

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