Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 20:52:04 -0700
Reply-To: Steve_Dun <steve.bates003@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Steve_Dun <steve.bates003@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: data readin problem
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Could you try compressing out the tabs and reading the file in as fixed
> Hi, any help here would be appreciated.
> I have a data set that is tab delimited, but when they were extracting
> it, they aligned all the columns, and messed up the tab delimiting. In
> theory there are only supposed to be 14 fields, but in practice, if I
> read it in as a tab delimited file, there are 25 fields, and the
> important ones have all been staggered, so a column for dates has
> dates, amounts, and descriptions in it. Pointers *should* work to read
> in the data in, but when I use pointers, I get those little rectangles
> in my SAS dataset. The number of rectangles varies on each
> ANY suggestion would be greatly appreicated.