The IMPORT Procedure
The Basics of PROC IMPORT
The IMPORT procedure reads data from an external data source and writes it to a SAS data set. You can import structured and unstructured data using PROC IMPORT. You can import delimited files (blank, comma, or tab) along with Microsoft Excel files. If you are using SAS 9.4, then you can import JMP 7 or later files as well.
When you run the IMPORT procedure, it reads the input file and writes the data to the specified SAS data set. By default, the IMPORT procedure expects the variable names to appear in the first row. The procedure scans the first 20 rows to count the variables, and it attempts to determine the correct informat and format for each variable. You can use the IMPORT procedure statements ...