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Date:   Wed, 13 Dec 2006 22:24:17 -0500
Reply-To:   "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>" <nospam@HOWLES.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>" <nospam@HOWLES.COM>
Subject:   Re: Insert literal single-quote in PUT statement

On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 15:16:07 -0800, fathom39 <enash@SANDIEGO.GOV> wrote:

>Thanks all. I got it to work by using Toby's >PUT "'" >... > >Before I was trying to assign a value to a var and then referencing the >var like this: >bstr = ''';

You need one more:

bstr = '''';

One mark opens, one closes, and the two in between represent one mark literally.

>PUT bstr >... > >Nevertheless, I can't get Excel to do what I want automatically so I >will have to train users on how to import text files the long way, >using the Wizard. > >... UNLESS someone has some ideas :) > >Ed

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