Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 03:03:08 -0800
Reply-To: ChrisBLong <chris@OVIEW.CO.UK>
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From: ChrisBLong <chris@OVIEW.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: dsread - Windows command-line utility for SAS7BDAT files
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Thanks, Patrick. There seems to be some demand for a tool like this
which makes the effort that Alan and I put in to figuring out the file
format all the more rewarding.
The Unix version of SAS7BDAT is exactly the same, but different. The
format consists of all the same elements, but lots of elements are
different sizes between formats - for example, the file header is 1Kb
on Windows but 8Kb on Unix - so in theory the conversion is
I started porting my Windows code over to my Linux system yesterday
but as it uses several Win32 API functions (for date handling, file
system searching, etc) so it's not going to be as easy I'd first
hoped. The Windows version runs ok under Wine so perhaps my first
step will be to have the Windows code read both Windows and Unix
SAS7BDATs, rather than also creating a native Unix executable. I will
report progress via my website, though....
On 26 Feb, 07:06, patrick.lup...@NOVARTIS.COM (Patrick Lupien) wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> Nice and usefull utility
> Is there any chance of it being able to read Unix format SAS7BDAT as well?.
> That would make it even more usefull.
> Patrick Lupien
> Modeling & Simulation
> Novartis Pharma AG
> Phone: +41 61 3240859
> Fax: +41 61 3241246
> Email : patrick.lup...@novartis.com