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Date:   Thu, 4 Aug 2005 07:15:02 -0700
Reply-To:   Nancy Li <nancy_li66@YAHOO.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Nancy Li <nancy_li66@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:   Re: please help convert text notes to SAS
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Thank you for those who replied to my question. I combined all your suggestions together and use the following code, it works well.

Thanks again!


data one; length notes $1500; infile 'C:\test.txt' dsd missover lrecl=1500 pad; input value $1500.; note=right(value); retain allnotes; allnotes=compbl(allnotes || note); put allnotes; run;

Randy Herbison <> wrote: Nancy,

If you have leading blanks in the text, and you would like to retain the leading blanks, then change the assignment statement to:

value = trim(value) || _infile_;

If you do not wish to retain leading blanks, then left justify _infile_:

value = trim(value) || left(_infile_);

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Nancy Li Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 4:46 PM To: Subject: please help convert text notes to SAS

I have a text file with multiple lines, I would like to convert this text file to SAS and make these multiple lines notes into one variable. I used the following code, but it doesn't work as what I expected. Can anybody help me with this? Thanks!

data _null_;

length value $2000;

infile 'C:\test.txt' dsd missover lrecl=1500;


retain value;

value = trim(left(value || _infile_));

put value;



The text notes are as the following:

Is on Section 8 has 2 PCA is covered except 3-4 hours/day

- has fallen ? if possable fall a call alert alarm

- W/C bound unable to bear wt.related to spinal cord surgery @ level C-4&5 only has minimal use of both upper extremities

lives in a 2 story apt. -bums her way up the stairs ( her wt is 290 ) discussed electric chair for stairs - landlord would not approve -

discussed other independent living apts -states she has looked into it but has an 11yo chow and any housing she found that would accept animals would not accept a chow.

also had some transportation issues stated often would have to wait 3-4 hours for ride

would be interested in one level living that would accept dog

* is not willing to give up dog to move

thank you


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