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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:

>Hello! > >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.

HTH.

Barney Krebs


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