Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:08:43 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: help using the X statement?
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Data_null_ posted the following:
> -----Original Message-----
> > data _null_;
> > length outline $100;
> > file holdmacs;
> > infile dircmd missover length=length;
> > input @;
> What does 'INPUT @" do for this program? If you think you
> need it for SAS to determine the value of LENGTH, I believe
> you are mistaken.
> > input bigline $varying200. length;
Data_null_, oh you do, do you? Well, don't take my word for it; check
out the SAS Online Documentation--see Example 2:
Hey, so you learned something new today, eh? Time to go home!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or
methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes
only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or
applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so
at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments,
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
The wisest mind has something yet to learn. - George Santayana