Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 20:27:20 -0400
Reply-To: Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
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From: Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
Subject: Re: DATA FILE command
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Hi everybody (sorry for the empty message a few minutes ago).
Robert, I suggest you read the entire file than add the following lines to
your syntax to delete the first 13 rows.
SELECT IF (casenum>13).
HTH Raynald Levesque firstname.lastname@example.org
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----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Greene <Mhpertg@GW.OMH.STATE.NY.US>
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 5:03 PM
Subject: DATA FILE command
> Dear List,
> I have an ascii file in columns and I can read the file into an active
data file, but I want to start with the 14th row of the file, and not the
> Is there a sub command that I can use.
> Otherwise, I can use DATA LIST to read in the entire file and set up a
variable to accept all the characters of that file as one variable, select
just the lines that I want to read ultimately, write to an out file and use
DATA LIST to read in the variables that I wanted in the first place.
> But, I am ever faithful that I can do the task in a fewer number of steps.
> Robert Thomas Greene, MS, MBA
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