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SAS 9.1.3 Metadata LIBNAME Engine Users Guide Second Edition

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
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Document File: 84 page(s) / 1M

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SAS® 9.1.3 Metadata LIBNAME Engine

User's Guide



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS ® 9.1.3 Metadata LIBNAME Engine: User's Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.1.3 Metadata LIBNAME Engine: User's Guide

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA


ISBN 1-59047-505-4
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Contents

P A R T 1 Usage 1

Chapter 1 Using the Metadata LIBNAME Engine 3

What Does the Metadata Engine Do? 3

Understanding How the Metadata Engine Works 3

Advantages of Using the Metadata Engine 5

What Is Supported? 6

Performance Considerations 7

Chapter 2 Understanding the Metadata 9

What Metadata Is Used by the Metadata Engine? 9

What Is Required to Use the Metadata Engine? 9

Chapter 3 Examples of Using the Metadata Engine 11

Submitting the LIBNAME Statement for the Metadata Engine 11

Accessing Data Using an Engine Directly Compared to Using the Metadata Engine 12

Using the Metadata Engine to Create a New Table 14

Using the Metadata Engine to Delete a Table 15

Controlling the Results of Output Processing Using the Metadata Engine 16

P A R T 2 Metadata Requirements 19

Chapter 4 SAS Metadata Model Requirements for the Metadata Engine 21

Understanding the Model Requirements 21

Chapter 5 Metadata Requirements to Construct the LIBNAME Statement for the Underlying Engine 27
Understanding How the Metadata Engine Constructs a LIBNAME Statement 27

Metadata Requirements to Construct a LIBNAME Statement for a Base SAS Engine 28

Metadata Requirements to Construct a LIBNAME Statement for a DBMS SAS/ ACCESS Engine 30

Metadata Requirements to Construct a LIBNAME Statement for the Remote Engine 32

Chapter 6 Metada...