Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:31:01 -0500
Reply-To: "Keintz, H. Mark" <mkeintz@WHARTON.UPENN.EDU>
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From: "Keintz, H. Mark" <mkeintz@WHARTON.UPENN.EDU>
Subject: Re: IHS Global Insight Data xml feed
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My group gets Global Insight data in DDS format, which is basically a sequence of time series.
We sasify the data by using PROC DATASOURCE, which is an obscure proc, but pretty staightfoward.
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> Linda Pavlish
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> Subject: IHS Global Insight Data xml feed
> We use IHS Global Insight Data for forecasting. Currently the process
> very manual. Analyst waits for notification from GI that data is
> available. Analyst logs into website. Analyst saves excel spreadsheet
> from GI website locally. We use SAS to read in the data from excel.
> We would like this feed to be more automatic and less manual. We have
> investigated GI IDDS service and found that there is an xml feed.
> the XML file does not arrive in a form that SAS can read directly.
> Is anyone using the IDDS xml downloads in SAS? How do you do this?
> Alternately, does anyone have a process that logs into the myinsight
> websight and reads the data file from the URL?
> We are currently using SAS 9.1.3
> Any help, suggestions would be appreciated.