Thanks for answering, David.
The Reuters data I am trying to access are embedded in a real-time data
rendering software called “Kobra”, which is a Visual Basic tool provided by
Reuters. Evidently I have no access to the tables feeding the data, but
through this tool. Hence, my efforts of trying a DDE approach. Problem is:
It seems that SAS recognizes the objects I want to read, but reads it in too
fast (my guess) and only reads in an error (“N/A”) instead of the data (a
sleep call doesn’t make a difference, since the problem appears the moment
SAS tries to read the data and reads them too fast). The following code is
the one I tried.
filename info DDE "reuter|idn!'PGA126,IRGcol 9'";
data lesen;INFILE info;input beobachtung $;RUN;
The folks at SAS Techsupport mailed me a solution today, that might work,
but I haven’t tried it out yet and it seems not very simple (the nicest
proof (code) of a theorem (programming problem) has always been the shortest
one). So if there are any additional suggestions out there, I’d thank them.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of David
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: Reading data from Reuters via any method
Tomás Cámara <tchx0507@PMICIM.COM> wrote (again):
> I asked this before, but restricted to DDE methods. Since I haven't
> success reading in data from Reuters to SAS with DDE: Does someone
> type of experience reading data from Reuters to SAS?
Perhaps you could write back to the list and tell a little more about
*how* you are getting the Reuters data. As far as I know, there are
several ways to acquire it. Are you getting it through the SSL layer
of SAP? If so, SAS has a way to access SAP data. Are you getting it
through a URL? If so, SAS has a way to access URLs using the url engine
of the LIBNAME statement. Are you getting it in yet another way?
Without a little clearer idea of your access method, the list may have
trouble helping you more.
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist