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Date:   Wed, 3 Oct 2001 10:57:47 -0700
Reply-To:   "Terjeson, Mark" <TerjeMW@DSHS.WA.GOV>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   "Terjeson, Mark" <TerjeMW@DSHS.WA.GOV>
Subject:   Re: Text File Import Problem
Comments:   To: Mike Stuart <muon33@NYC.RR.COM>
Content-Type:   text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Hi Mike,

* make sample data ; data _null_; file 'c:\temp\abc.txt'; put ''; put ''; put ''; put ''; run;

* Read variable line length flat file ; data table1(keep=myline); length myline $ 200; infile 'c:\temp\abc.txt' length=lenvar; input @1 myline $varying. lenvar; run;

* adding your goodies ; data table1(keep=email domain); length email $ 50; infile 'c:\temp\abc.txt' length=lenvar; input @1 email $varying. lenvar; email = left(trim(lowcase(email))) ; domain = substr(email,(index(email,'@')+1)) ; run;

* another variation using SCAN() ; * to replace INDEX() and SUBSTR() ; data table1(keep=email domain); length email $50; infile 'c:\temp\abc.txt' length=lenvar; input @1 email $varying. lenvar; email = left(trim(lowcase(email))) ; domain = scan(email,2,'@') ; run;

Hope this is helpful, Mark Terjeson Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Division of Research and Data Analysis (RDA)

-----Original Message----- From: Mike Stuart [mailto:muon33@NYC.RR.COM] Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 9:29 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Text File Import Problem

Having problems with a straight-forward import, I think the problem has to do with non-viz characters, but I'm not sure. When viewed, the file I'm trying to read in is relatively straight-forward, one email address per line. I'm using the code below to read in this file.

data ffx.epilist ; infile epilist truncover ; input @1 email $50. ;

email = left(trim(lowcase(email))) ;

domain = substr(email,(index(email,'@')+1)) ;

run ;

The output however looks like this:

obs email domain 1 jieuw@lm


It looks like the line delimiter is missing. Suggestions on how to fix? I've tried the import wizard using a number of different delimiter option and am getting the same result.

Thanks -

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