Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 12:08:49 -0700
Reply-To: Rune Runnestoe <rune@FASTLANE.NO>
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From: Rune Runnestoe <rune@FASTLANE.NO>
Subject: Re: merging datasets to a file
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Gary Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:<41178338.CCD0C9AD@mgic.com>...
> You could try:
> put _numeric_ _character_ ;
> Be advised, though, you lose formatting for the character variables
> unless they are all the same length (not likely), but:
> put _numeric_ 8. _character_ $10. ;
> should work.
It doesn't seem to work, but thanks anyway. put _numeric_ provokes an
error message in the log. put _character_ or put _character_ $10
doesn't write any data to the file.
But - the problem is solved. Paul Choate advised me to try put
(_all_)(:) or put (_all_) ('09'x):
So here is the code:
%let lib = dev;
set &lib..class2 &lib..class3;
put (_all_) (:);
and that works fine. I prefer (:) to ('09'x) because it looks better.
I don't know what (:) means or why it works, but that doesn't bother
me so much as long as it works :-).