Check if a Specified Object Exists

Check if a Specified Object Exists

Often Programmers are required to find if an object exists in SAS for validation or to execute certain codes dynamically. This article will help you to find if a specific object exists in SAS. The types of objects include datasets, external files, open libraries, file references, macros, macro variables, formats, informats, and specific variables in a dataset.

Importing multiple Excel files to create a single SAS dataset

Importing multiple Excel files to create a single SAS dataset

This example shows you how to import multiple excels files with the same variable names from a folder and then merge data from all the data sets to a single data set. Data Step Method filename indata ‘/home/9to5sas/inputs/*.xlsx’; data path_list_files; length fpath sas_data_set_and_path $100; retain fpath; infile indata truncover filename=sas_data_set_and_path; input; if fpath ne sas_data_set_and_path…