Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:24:11 -0500
Reply-To: Jack Clark <JClark@CHPDM.UMBC.EDU>
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From: Jack Clark <JClark@CHPDM.UMBC.EDU>
Subject: Limit Bytes Being Read from Text File on Infile Statement?
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Am I imagining things or isn't there some option/parameter on the INFILE
or INPUT statement that limits how many bytes of an external file is
For example, if I have a text file that is 8,000 bytes long, and the
only variables I want to read in are in the first 500 bytes, isn't there
a way to tell SAS to only read the first 500 bytes?
It's been a while, but I thought I remembered something like that? Or
maybe you just set the LRECL= the lower value with the
Thanks for any suggestions.
Center for Health Program Development and Management
University of Maryland, Baltimore County