Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 17:41:06 -0400
Reply-To: Harry Sharp <sharp@SNUFF.CSD.SC.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Harry Sharp <sharp@SNUFF.CSD.SC.EDU>
Organization: Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia
Subject: Tab delimited files in SAS
I have recently changed jobs and am without my copy of the manuals.
Therefore I come to the Net for wisdom.
I am trying to determine if SAS can read a file that uses tabs
as delimiters rather than spaces or commas. The data warehouse
being used (Red Brick) can easily output a file with tabs, but
requires much time to output a file with commas. If SAS could
read the tab delimited file it would save two steps in the
analysis and much computer time.
Can you specify a nonprintable character as a delimiter using
the DELIMITER keyword on the INFILE statement? If you change
the delimiter, are other keywords required, such as DSD?
The platform is Windows, the version of SAS is 6.10.
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