Although this lesson has the (deceiving?) title about reading data into a SAS data set, we covered that and much more. In terms of reading data into a SAS data set, we investigated how the INPUT statement works with list input and how it works with formatted input. Then, we addressed other miscellaneous, but important, issues such as using the CONTENTS procedure to view the contents of your data sets, getting help from SAS Help and Documentation, and setting SAS system options.
Now, it is time to get some practice using these techniques. See the homework assignment for this lesson.