I have a bit of code that reads the IPEDS 96/97 Faculty Salary data.
The data is contained in three files, so I have three 'data list'
statements with accompanying sort and save commands, and then at the
end match the files. The problem I am having is with the third
data list statement:
file handle fsdata3
/name='c:\irfiles\data\ipeds\96-97\fs\sal96_b.dat' / lrecl 415.
data list file=fsdata3
/ UNITID 1 - 6
B1 8 - 17
B2 18 - 21
B3 22 - 31
IMPB42 407 - 407 (A)
IMPB43 408 - 408 (A)
IMPB44 409 - 409 (A)
IMPB45 410 - 410 (A)
IMPB46 411 - 411 (A)
IMPB47 412 - 412 (A)
IMPB48 413 - 413 (A)
IMPB49 414 - 414 (A)
IMPB50 415 - 415 (A).
When I submit this, it does nothing. However, if I only submit up
to IMPB46 it works. If I submit the whole thing with the production
facility it works. I have tried rewriting the last few lines, but
that doesn't help. I looked at a hex dump of the file, no strange
characters. Is this some quirky bug in the syntax editor? I am