Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 07:49:42 -0500
Reply-To: Ed Heaton <EdHeaton@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Ed Heaton <EdHeaton@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: how to read the excel sheet with blank space in the sheet nam
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The short answer is ...
Options validVarName=any ;
Of course, it depends on the version of SAS that you are using.
If you use this option, you will need need to use a name literal to refer to
the table. A name literal is in quotes and followed immediately by an en.
"Hospitalizations in period"n
How are you getting your data into SAS? There are quite a few ways. E.g.:
* A LIBNAME statement using one of these engines...
* EXCEL (v9 or above)
* PROC IMPORT
* Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)
* Output as delimited file and then read with a DATA step
Edward Heaton, SAS Senior Systems Analyst,
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From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 12:12 PM
Subject: how to read the excel sheet with blank space in the sheet name
hello all ,
I am trying to read in a excel file with multiple sheets into SAS.
everything seems to be okay except that the sheets have blank spaces in
their filenames. the log says "expecting a name" . for eg. I have a sheet
that has a name "Hospitalizations in period" . SAS is giving errors for that
blank character in the sheet name.can anyone tell me how to read in the
sheets with blankspaces in their names . any help is greatly appreciated.