Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 15:55:01 -0500
Reply-To: Hari Prasadh <excel_hari@YAHOO.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Hari Prasadh <excel_hari@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Reading messy space delimited files
Thanks for your help. I would remove the delimiter and dsd option and try
again once Im in front of SAS. I had used the code for CSV data read and
modified it to read a space delimted file.
>Take out those two and your data step should work as expected no matter
how >many spaces are between values.
Im surprised by this. What happens if there were legitimate missing values
in such a messy space delimted file. Wouldnt the data get "shifted"?