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Moving and Accessing SAS 9.2 Files

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Original Publication Date: 2008-Dec-31
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Document File: 137 page(s) / 1M

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Moving and Accessing SAS®9.2 Files

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2008. Moving and Accessing SAS® 9.2 Files. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

Moving and Accessing SAS® 9.2 Files

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P A R T 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 1

      4 Moving and Accessing SAS Files between Operating Environments 3 Deciding to Move a SAS File between Operating Environments 3
Deciding to Access a SAS File across Operating Environments 3
Strategies for Moving and Accessing SAS Files 4
Summary of Strategy Features 5
Using National Language Support To Move SAS Files between Computers 6
The Data Set Used for Examples 7
Naming Conventions Used for Examples 7
Accessibility Features in SAS Products 8


P A R T 2 Strategies for Moving and Accessing SAS Files 9

Chapter 2

      4 Cross-Environment Data Access (CEDA) 11 Overview of CEDA 11

CEDA Advantages 12

CEDA Limitations 12

Creating or Changing a SAS File's Format 13

Transferring a SAS File between Computers 15

Identifying the Format of a SAS File 16

Reading and Writing a Foreign File 17

Chapter 3


Overview of Moving SAS Files Using PROC CPORT and PROC CIMPORT 19

Limitations of Moving SAS Files Using PROC CPORT and PROC CIMPORT 20