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(OP)
This is really my first SAS report I've written.  I can't figure out how to read in the data that is stored in hex.  Any suggestions you could give me would be appreciated.  I've tried things like the following, but I don't even know if I'm close.
INPUT
@040  COMPANY       $2. @130 GROSSFSYRCOM ZD3.2 @231 ENDINGADVAN ZD7.2 @294 ENDINGRESRVE ZD7.2 @308 NETCOMDUE ZD7.2 @315 NETRENEWCOM ZD7.2 ; ### RE: Reading in Hex data I have never had the need fro reading hex data, but here is what sas says:$HEXw.

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Converts hexadecimal data to character data
Category: Character

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Syntax
Syntax Description
Details
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Syntax
$HEXw. Syntax Description w specifies the number of digits of hexadecimal data. If w=1,$HEXw. pads a trailing hexadecimal 0. If w is an odd number that is greater than 1, then $HEXw. reads w-1 hexadecimal characters. Default: 2 Range: 1-32767 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Details The$HEXw. informat converts every two digits of hexadecimal data into one byte of character data. Use $HEXw. to encode hexadecimal values into a character variable when your input method is limited to printable characters. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comparisons The HEXw. informat reads two digits of hexadecimal data at a time and converts them into one byte of numeric data. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Examples input @1 name$hex4.;

Data Lines Results
----+----1
Hex   ASCII EBCDIC
6C6C   11    %%

### RE: Reading in Hex data

(OP)
Thanks, but I can't get it to work.  My output keeps coming out in hex no matter what I do.

### RE: Reading in Hex data

Can you provide a few lines of data and the data lay out?

It hard to tell without knowing what you have.

### RE: Reading in Hex data

(OP)
thanks, but my assignment has changed.  I no longer need to do this.  I appreciate the help though.

### RE: Reading in Hex data

fyi cojiro - you were close

ZD is 'Zoned Decimal'  --- it is actually a character number (so if you browse the file you would actually see 1234.56)

PD is 'Packed decimal' --- the first number is the number of CHARS that is the length (so pd7.2 would be hex '00000000000000c' - or the equivilent of a fixed dec 13.2)

if it were a binary number you would use IB2.0

Like teralearner, I have never had to use HEX... but I think this is really what you were trying to do.

So I am betting that your ZDs should just have been PD - good luck when this project comes back to you again.

### RE: Reading in Hex data

(OP)
Thanks, even though I'm not doing this anymore, its good to know what I'm trying to code actually means.

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