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SAS 9.2 VSAM Processing for zOS

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Original Publication Date: 2009-Dec-31
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Document File: 136 page(s) / 2M

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SAS® 9.2
VSAM Processing for z/OS

SAS® Documentation



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2009. SAS ® 9.2 VSAM Processing for z/OS. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.2 VSAM Processing for z/OS

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P A R T 1 SAS 9.2 VSAM Processing: Overview and Techniques 1
Chapter 1

4 The Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) 3

What is Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)? 3
VSAM Data Access Types 9

Chapter 2

4 SAS Options and Variables for VSAM Processing 13

Introduction to SAS Options and Variables for VSAM Processing 13 Using SAS System Options 13
Using SAS Automatic Variables 14
Standard SAS INFILE Options 14
Special SAS Options for VSAM 16
Using the Special SAS Options 20
VSAM Option for the FILENAME Statement 22

Chapter 3

4 Accessing VSAM Data Sets 23


Accessing VSAM Data Sets 24
Reading a VSAM File 24
Writing to an Empty VSAM File 24
Updating a VSAM Data Set 24
Using Record-Level Sharing with VSAM 25 Extended-Format VSAM Data Sets 25
VSAM Options for the FILE and INFILE Statements 25

Chapter 4

4 Processing VSAM Data Sets in SAS Programs 29

Determining the Type of an Existing Data Set 30
Referring to VSAM Data S...