|Date: ||Fri, 19 Dec 2003 10:45:08 -0800|
|Reply-To: ||pd <sophe88@YAHOO.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||pd <sophe88@YAHOO.COM>|
|Subject: ||VB, FB, Input, @|
I have a flat file with VB, length 4000 on mainframe.
I wrote :
data anything; infile vb; input @1 var1 $char2........
@3992 lastvar 8.;
I know how to convert it to FB, length 4000. My question is : for me to use
Input @, do I really need to convert from VB to FB? I know if it is a CSV,
it probably is a nonissue. I just set the delimiter right. I browed the VB
file on mainframe. It looks messy, but the results, by proc freq, look fine.
After the conversion, the data look straight columns.