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Tips:Using the ZIP engine to read zip files

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* Sample SAS Program;
filename in saszipam 'c:\';
data _null_;
    infile in(test.log);
    put _infile_;
    if _n_ > 10 then stop;

A currently undocumented "filename engine" is available in SAS 9 that can be used to read from compressed ZIP files directly. You simply specify the engine SASZIPAM on a filename statement, and then specify the file within the ZIP file that you wish to read. In the example shown, contains a number of files. We read test.log by specifying in(test.log), where in is the libref and test.log is the file to be read from the zip file. more

Submitted By Sridevi Chandrasekaran