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SAS Informats under Windows

$HEXw. Informat: Windows

Converts hexadecimal data to character data.
Category character
Width range: 1-32767
Default width: 2
Alignment: left
Windows specifics: ASCII character-encoding system
See: $HEXw. Informat in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary

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specifies width of the input value.


The $HEXw. informat is like the HEXw. informat in that it reads values in which each hexadecimal character occupies 1 byte. Use the $HEXw. informat to encode hexadecimal information into a character variable when your input data are limited to printable characters. The conversion is based on the ASCII character set.

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