reads data from an external data source and writes it to a SAS data set. External
data sources can include DBMS tables, PC files, spreadsheets, and delimited
external files (which are files containing columns of data values that are
separated by a delimiter such as a blank or a comma).
Once you invoke PROC IMPORT, the procedure reads the
input file and writes the data to a SAS data set, with the SAS variables defined
based on the input records. PROC IMPORT imports the data by one of the following
You control the results with options and statements that
are specific to the input data source. PROC IMPORT produces the specified
output SAS data set and writes information regarding the import to the SAS
log. In the log, you see the DATA step or the SAS/ACCESS code generated by
PROC IMPORT. If a translation engine is used, then no code is submitted.
- generated DATA step code
- generated SAS/ACCESS code
PROC IMPORT is available on the following hosts:
- Windows NT
- Windows 98
Copyright 1999 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA. All rights reserved.