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Date:         Wed, 7 Aug 2002 20:27:56 -0700
Reply-To:     wawl <wawl@263.NET>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         wawl <wawl@263.NET>
Subject:      How can i read the plain text?
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Hi everyone:

I have a plain text wanted to read into sas,but i have to solve a difficulty .The plain text is like the following:

Total Purchases | 4849182|6925586| From Producers | 3101012|2185183| # Farm and Sideline| 7772| 27725| Products | | | From Outside | 2720103|1064369| From Wholesalers and| 952993|1574239| Retailers | | | # From Outside | 217313| 960939| Import | 791595|3146381| Others | 3582| 19783|

As the file shows, the column 1 of the 3th line is "# Farm and Sideline Products".But it is a bit long ,so it is wraped in the 4th line,and the column 2 and column 3 have no values. So the 4th line can not be read as a record. How can i completely read the file to sas with no discarding the long value of ""# Farm and Sideline Products"?


Steven Wang Department of Statistics , Renmin University of China.

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