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Date:         Thu, 15 Jul 2004 23:25:20 -0400
Reply-To:     Howard Schreier <Howard_Schreier@ITA.DOC.GOV>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Howard Schreier <Howard_Schreier@ITA.DOC.GOV>
Subject:      Re: reading the a textfile to sas from multiline text file

Try the PAD option or the TRUNCOVER option in the INFILE statement.

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 16:48:05 -0400, Jeomoan Kurian <jeomoan@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>Sas-l, > >I am reading a text file into sas where a record in SAS is read from >multiple text lines . Also,the data is read based on a condition where >the program should start reading from a point where the criteria are >met and then go on to the next several lines until all variables are >read. I used the below program but i believe the multi lines are >giving me some trouble. I have 7 blank spaces end of every line .. > >Thanks in advance >-Jeo > > > >data cd ; >infile incd firstobs=1 lrecl=75 ; /* this includes balnk spaces in each line*/ >input >@1iden $6. @; >if iden =: '1000' then do ; >input x $ 1-6 y $ 7-8 ........bd $ 27-28 ;/* BD is reading from next line*/ >end ; >else delete; >run; > >sample data: >------------------ >test test test test test /* there are 7 blank spaces after >every line*/ >100034 AB BC CC 100 A20 >A2 B2 C2 D2 H2 K2 L2 >A3 B3 C3 D3 H3 K3 L3 >test test test test test >100035 AD BD CD 100 A20 >A2 B2 C2 D2 H2 K2 L2 >A3 B3 C3 D3 H3 K3 L3 > >-- >Jeomoan Kurian >Six Corporate Dr. Shelton, CT-06484-0861


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