By Art Carpenter
[img]Carpenter's advisor to leading edge SAS Techniques[/img] deals complicated SAS programmers an all-in-one programming reference that incorporates complicated subject matters no longer simply came upon outdoor the depths of SAS documentation or extra complicated education sessions. paintings chippie has written fifteen chapters of complex guidance and methods, together with subject matters on facts precis, information research, and information reporting. designated emphasis is put on info step options that resolve complicated info difficulties. there are various examples that illustrate complicated concepts that benefit from codecs, interface with the macro language, and make the most of the Output supply method. extra subject matters comprise working method interfaces, desk search for innovations, and the production of personalized reports.
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We can encourage IMPORT to create a character variable by using the MIXED and G U E GUESSINGROWS statements. xls" DBMS=excel REPLACE; GETNAMES=YES; MIXED=YES; p RUN; &DUSHQWHU$UW&DUSHQWHU¶V*XLGHWR,QQRYDWLYH6$67HFKQLTXHV&RS\ULJKW6$6,QVWLWXWH,QF&DU\1RUWK&DUROLQD86$ $//5,*+765(6(59(')RUDGGLWLRQDO6$6UHVRXUFHVYLVLWVXSSRUWVDVFRPSXEOLVKLQJ 12 Carpenter’s Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques Changing the MIXED= value to YES p is not necessarily sufficient to cause SCALE to be a character value; however, if the value of the DBMS option is changed from EXCEL to XLS q, the MIXED=YES statement r is honored and SCALE is written as a character variable in the data set SCALEDATA.
Usually this means that the wizard itself needs to be run infrequently. n The DATA= option identifies the data set that is to be converted. o In this case, since we are writing to EXCEL p the OUTFILE= identifies the workbook. q If the sheet already exists, it will be replaced. r The sheet name can also be provided. Converting the previous generic step to one that creates a CSV file is very straightforward. org tip. 2 Control through the Use of Options There are only a few options that need to be specified.
Many of the same options that appear on the INFILE statement can also be used on the FILE statement. These include: DLM= DLMSTR= DSD While the DSD option by default implies a comma as the delimiter, there are differences between the uses of these two options. The DSD option will cause values which contain an embedded delimiter character to be double quoted. The DSD option also causes missing values to appear as two consecutive delimiters, while the DLM= alone writes the missing as either a period or a blank.
Carpenter's Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques by Art Carpenter