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Date:         Mon, 3 Feb 1997 17:08:43 +0500
Reply-To:     Bernard Tremblay <bernard@CAPITALE.QC.CA>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         Bernard Tremblay <bernard@CAPITALE.QC.CA>
Subject:      Re: Determining record length in inputs
Comments: To: hmclean@PEACH.FRUIT.COM

Hi,

Try the options "length=var" on the infile statement. Example:

data example; infile test length=nb ; input record $varying200. nb ; run;

NB: length greater than 200 have to be handled by your program too...

Hope it helps, Bernard Tremblay \\\|/// \\ - - // ( @ @ ) +------oOOo-(_)-oOOo----------+---------------------------------+ | Bernard Tremblay | | | La Capitale | Tel: (418) 646-2401 | | | Fax: (418) 646-5960 | | | Int: bernard@capitale.qc.ca | +-----------------------------+---------------------------------+ | Imaginasys enr | Res: (418) 878-4447 | | | Int: bertrem@quebectel.com | +---------------Oooo----------+---------------------------------+ oooO ( ) ( ) ) / \ ( (_/ \_)

>>>From owner-sas-l@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU Mon Feb 3 16:39 EST 1997 >>>Mime-Version: 1.0 >>>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit >>>Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 14:55:31 -0600 >>>From: Hays McLean <Hmclean@PEACH.FRUIT.COM> >>>Subject: Determining record length in inputs >>>To: Multiple recipients of list SAS-L <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU> >>> >>>Is there a way that SAS can predetermine the length of a record so that >>>the whole record can be read in as a character variable with format >>>$XXX. where XXX is the record length? This would be used on variable >>>record length text files where each record may be different length. >>> >>>Thanks for any help. >>> >>>--Hays McLean


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