The process demonstrates how to import data from CSV datasets by the
File Import operator. In the experiment, the Bodyfat dataset
of the StatLib data repository is used. In order to open the dataset we would like to use, we need to
know the path to this file which can be on the local machine or on a remote SAS server as well. This path
can be assigned step by step in a menu.
The dataset was donated by Roger W. Johnson to the StatLib.
The process of import can be parametrized in the
File Import operator. We can
set the maximal number of records, the maximal number of attributes and the separator character.
It is also possible to define the number of rows which determines the file structure.
A datatset which consists of the imported data.
Whenever we rerun the process, the current state of the data set will be imported to the system, so
Input Data operator can be used to reload data files and to rerun the
data mining process based on them, which are updated constantly by other SAS based systems.