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Moving and Accessing SAS Files across Operating Environments

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Original Publication Date: 2009-Dec-31
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Moving and Accessing SAS Files across Operating Environments

Version 8



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc., Moving and Accessing SAS Files across Operating Environments, Version 8, Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc., 1999. 186 pages.

Moving and Accessing SAS Files across Operating Environments, Version 8

Copyright © 1999 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA.

ISBN 1-58025-480-2
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4 Moving and Accessing SAS Files between Hosts 3

Contents

P A R T 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 1

When to Move a SAS File between Hosts 3

When to Access a SAS File on a Remote Host 3


Host Types Supported According to SAS Release 4
Avoiding and Fixing Problems 5
Navigating Related Documents in the SAS Documentation Set 6 Recommended Audience 6

P A R T 2 Moving SAS Files 7

Chapter 2

4 Moving SAS Files 9


Choosing a Method for Moving a SAS File 9
Traditional Move Operations 12
Traditional Methods for Creating and Restoring Files in Transport Format 15 Interpreting a Filename Extension 18
Using a Non-Native Engine to Create Files of Type DATA 19
Regressing SAS Data Sets from Version 8 to Version 6 Format 19
Transport Format 20

Chapter 3

4 Creating a Transport File at the Source Host 23

Supported Members 23
Templates for Creating a Transport File 23
Describing the Content of the Transport File 25
Naming Conventions Used in the Examples in This Chapter 25 Creating a Simple Data Set 26
Creating a Transport File for Member Type DATA 26 Creating a Transport File for Member Type CATALOG 28

Chapter 4

4 Transferring a Transport File or a CEDA File 31


File Transfer 31
Transport File Attributes 31
Using the FILENAME Statement or the FTP Utility to Specify Fi...