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External Files

Referencing External Files Directly

To reference a file directly in a SAS statement or command, specify in quotation marks its physical name, which is the name by which the operating environment recognizes it, as shown in the following table:

Referencing External Files Directly
External File Task Tool Example
Specify the file that contains input data. INFILE
data weight;
   infile 'input-file';
   input idno $ week1 week16;
Identify the file that the PUT statement writes to. FILE
    file 'output-file';
       if loss ge 5 and loss le 9 then
          put idno loss 'AWARD STATUS=3';
       else if loss ge 10 and loss le 14 then
          put idno loss 'AWARD STATUS=2';
       else if loss ge 15 then
          put idno loss 'AWARD STATUS=1';
Bring statements or raw data from another file into your SAS job and execute them. %INCLUDE %include 'source-file';

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