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Date:         Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:01:48 -0700
Reply-To:     Mary Rosenbloom <>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Mary Rosenbloom <>
Subject:      Re: Getting Started with SAS/Access and PROC IMPORT
Comments: To: F J Kelley <>
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Hi all,

So I tried Fareeza's suggestion and was able to see the data right away. Thanks Fareeza! However, the datasets that I saw don't conform to the dataset names that SAS requires. Does this mean that I now need to use PROC IMPORT, as Joe suggests?

Thanks so much for your help. This is one of those situations where I am not quite sure how to start, or where to look online.

Cheers, Mary R.

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM, F J Kelley <> wrote:

> Yes, > Proc IMPORT is the way to read these. There is a "sheet=" (or > "worksheet=" ) option that will take the individual worksheets. However, > if the worksheets may vary in the names they will use, you may need some VB > script or Powershell to get the info. If Alan Churchill or a few of the > Windows folks are listening, they can tell you better than I. > > My last experience with IMPORT was not so successful -- right now, I > suspect the bitness of the version of SAS and the version of Office ... > --Joe > > ________________________________________ > From: SAS(r) Discussion [SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Mary > Rosenbloom [] > Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:44 PM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: [SAS-L] Getting Started with SAS/Access and PROC IMPORT > > Hi all, > > I was just given a multi-page Excel workbook that contains data on every > page. I need to read each page in as a SAS dataset. I will need to do > this weekly, so I don't want to take the time to convert this into several > one-page .csv files. > > I have SAS/Access and am told that I need to use PROC IMPORT. I've been > asked to try to import this Excel file, and I'm not sure where to start. > So far, I've looked at the online docs, but again am not sure where to > look first. > > Questions: > > 1. Could you please recommend a good online reference "starting point"? > 2. Should I be focusing on PROC IMPORT or is there something else that I > should try first? > > Thanks in advance for your assistance. > > Cheers, > Mary R. >

-- Cheers, Mary F. O. Rosenbloom

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