Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 08:23:29 -0700
Reply-To: Rodney Presley <rpresley@CCLINK.FHCRC.ORG>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Rodney Presley <rpresley@CCLINK.FHCRC.ORG>
Subject: Two delimiters -- ANSWERED!!
Thank you all for speedy assistance. In particular thanks to
There are two convenient approaches to this problem both of
which require the specification of the tab character as a
1. Use the DSD option on the infile statement.
infile rawdata dlm='09'x DSD;
This approach will also intrepet adjacent delimiters as a missing
value variable between the two adjcent delimiters.
2. Use two delimiter characters.
infile rawdata dlm='0922'x ;
Some, including our expert programmers, suggested reading in the
double quote characters and then striping them out. As a non
expert programmer who foolishly thinks my time is valuable I
always prefer to let the SAS system do something for me if it
Rodney J. Presley, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1124 Columbia Street MP-848
Seattle, WA 98104