Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 10:33:09 +0100
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From: "Groeneveld, Jim" <jim.groeneveld@VITATRON.COM>
Subject: Re: how to merger external files not using X command in SAS
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Handling, merging, combining external (ascii) files, apparently not SAS datasets, is something you should do with the appropriate tool, i.e. not SAS, but DOS. DOS is started from SAS by the X command, the CALL SYSTEM command, or the %SYSEXEC macro call. But even better DOS is started from Windows directly by opening a DOS window and issuing the needed commands or starting a batch file doing it. This is the quickest way. Any other way, e.g. using SAS to read the ascii files and write them all to one output ascii file, is a roundabout way.
Regards - Jim.
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From: Leon [mailto:leonlyzhou@21CN.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 10:09
Subject: how to merger external files not using X command in SAS
Does anybody have idea to merger some external files in SAS?
I know it is easy to use X command to copy files into one.
What about not using X command? Any different method?