Copy and Paste from Excel to SAS
Most, if not all, of us are far too familiar with the problems that one can confront when trying to import an Excel workbook into a SAS® dataset. Numeric fields might be imported as character fields, dates might be imported as either character fields or dates that are sixty (60) years earlier than what they actually represent, and fields containing time values might be imported as representing one-half of a second when they actually represent 43,200 seconds. While such discrepancies can be corrected by following the use of PROC IMPORT with a carefully written datastep, the present paper presents an alternative that only requires one step, uses less code, only requires base SAS and, on our test data, ran almost fifty (50) times faster than using PROC IMPORT.
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/********************** Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (MWSUG) Time: 1:00pm-1:10pm Where: House Room B Section: Rapid Fire **********************/