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Date:   Thu, 11 Nov 1999 21:23:45 GMT
Reply-To:   California Doll <vwilkins@MY-DEJA.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   California Doll <vwilkins@MY-DEJA.COM>
Organization:   Deja.com - Before you buy.
Subject:   Re: read long character variable

In the third example SAS is trying to read 100 characters for x then going on to read y. Since the line consists of less than 100 characters, it bombs.

-- California Doll It takes time to be a success, but time is all it takes. - Anonymous

In article <000D8C93.C21292@westat.com>, HERMANS1 <HERMANS1@WESTAT.COM> wrote: <snip> The third example produces output that I can't explain fully, but appears to be a result that one would hope to avoid. > Sig > <snip> > data test; > infile cards dlm='" '; > input x $char100. y; > cards; > "ABCDEFGHI " 1 > "ABCDEFGHIJK" 2 > "ABC" 3 > ; > run; > proc print; > run; >

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