I use DBMS/COPY, it does the conversion you ask and many other
conversions. I use it in batch scripts all the time. Check out their
web page at www.conceptual.com.
If you need some work done before you get a chance to get the
conversion work done other way, e-mail or call me.
On Sun, 15 Dec 1996 20:32:18 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Anthony
>On Fri, 06 Dec 1996 15:01:09 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
> There is a paper in the SUGI 21 (?) proceedings about a macro
>called %FLATFILE which will take any SAS dataset as a parm and dump it
>out in ASCII format.
> You can accomplish the same very easily through SAS/FRAME and
>by accessing the SAS dictionary tables. If interested, let me know.
>>Is there a tool or some sort of programming language/routine (perl?) that
>>will export a SAS dataset file into an ASCII data file? I'd like to
>>create some sort of script for batch processing some data. Having to go
>>into SAS to convert datasets would be a pain. Thanks, Andy
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