Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 14:01:33 GMT
Reply-To: BARNEY KREBS <krebs@IN.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: BARNEY KREBS <krebs@IN.NET>
Organization: INTERNET Indiana
Subject: Re: Repeating an input list
"David G. Estrada" <DAVID_ESTRADA_at_VISTA@ccmail.ceco.com> wrote:
>This may be a no-brainer to more experienced SAS users. I have about 18
>flat-type files that contain fixed length records. The field scope is
>the same for all 18 files. Is there a way to avoid replicating the input
>list for each file in a data step? Ideally, I would like to specify the
>input list once and then be able to concatenate the 18 files into one in
>a single data step. Hopefully the answer involves no use of macro
>language , but if it is the most practical way of doing it I'd love
>to see your suggestions.
You can concatenate the source files in the FILENAM statement.
See *The SAS Language* for details.