As far as I understand it, that's what DSD does... perhaps take off the :
from your informats, not sure if they might be causing trouble?
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 9:00 AM, jwc <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm trying to read a pipe-delimited ascii file using the following
> data temp;
> infile 'C:\shp\State_active_memb_200902031517.txt' DLM='|' DSD
> lrecl=300 TRUNCOVER ;
> input var01 :$12.
> var02 :$12.
> var03 :$12.
> var04 :$9.
> var05 date11.
> var06 date11.
> var07 date11.
> var08 date11.
> var09 :$1. ;
> Consecutive pipe characters (||) are skipped over instead of being
> read as missing values. Can anyone point me in the right direction?