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SAS datalines having spaces

Hi, I had a quick question about the possibility of adding spaces inside a datalines data. For,example in ‘DOMESTICAB’ I would like it to really be ‘DOMESTIC AB’. How can I make this happen?

data WORK.MYSECTION;
input @1 S41_T_CODE $10.
      @12 S41_M_CODE $4.
        @17 S41_TOTAL_NUM 2.
        @20 S41_TOTAL_AMT 2.
        @23 S41_AVG_AMT 2.;
DATALINES;
DOMESTICAB MCC1 10 20 30
DOMESTICBS MCC2 20 30 40
DOMESTICAB MCC3 50 60 70
INTERNATAB MCC1 80 90 10
INTERNATBS MCC4 11 22 33
        ;
run;
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LuckyLucks
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d507201Database Marketing ConsultantCommented:
You can't change the input data source but you can change what goes into the SAS data set.    Create a new variable and then give it the same name as the original.


data WORK.MYSECTION;
input @1 S41_T_CODE $10.
      @12 S41_M_CODE $4.
        @17 S41_TOTAL_NUM 2.
        @20 S41_TOTAL_AMT 2.
        @23 S41_AVG_AMT 2.;

      length new_s41_t_code $11;
      new_s41_t_code=catx(' ',substr(s41_t_code,1,8),substr(s41_t_code,9));

      drop s41_t_code;
      rename new_s41_t_code=s41_t_code;

DATALINES;
DOMESTICAB MCC1 10 20 30
DOMESTICBS MCC2 20 30 40
DOMESTICAB MCC3 50 60 70
INTERNATAB MCC1 80 90 10
INTERNATBS MCC4 11 22 33
        ;
run;

data _null_;  set mysection;
      put s41_t_code;
run;
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theartfuldazzlerCommented:
Hi

You can change the normal delimiter of a space by setting an INFILE statement.  Below I have set my delimiter to be a pipe "|"

DATA Test;
infile datalines dlm='|' truncover;
informat x y z $20.;
INPUT x y z ;
datalines;
A B|B|C
;
RUN;
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LuckyLucksAuthor Commented:
If I create the table as:
CREATE TBALE MYTABLE AS
Select T.Col1,
           T.Col2,
           T.Col3
from T;run;
quit;

And lets say the Col1 contains characters that have spaces in between, do I need to do the delimitor modification or SAS interprets that Col1 that contains spaced data is all one column?
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