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SAS-ACCESS® 9.1 DATA Step Interface to CA-IDMS Reference Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243241D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-18

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SAS Institute Inc.

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DATA Step Interface to CA-IDMS


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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS/ACCESS ® 9.1 for the DATA Step Interface to CA-IDMS: Reference. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS/ACCESS® 9.1 for the DATA Step Interface to CA-IDMS: Reference

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4 Overview of the SAS/ACCESS Interface to CA-IDMS 1

Introduction to SAS/ACCESS DATA Step Interface to CA-IDMS 1

Features of the DATA Step Interface 1

Prerequisites for Using This Document 1

Example Data in The Interface to CA-IDMS Document 2

Chapter 2

4 Using the SAS/ACCESS Interface to CA-IDMS 3

Overview of the DATA Step Statement Extensions 4

Creating DATA Step Views 8

The CA-IDMS INFILE Statement 10

Guidelines for Using the CA-IDMS INFILE Statement 14

Specifying DML Function Calls 14

The CA-IDMS INPUT Statement 32

Example: Traversing a Set 37

Example: Using the Trailing @ and the INPUT Statement with No Arguments 41

Chapter 3

4 Examples of SAS/ACCESS DATA Step Programs 45

Introduction to Examples of SAS/ACCESS DATA Step Programs 45

Statements Common to All SAS/ACCESS DATA Step Examples 45

Performing an Area Sweep 46

Navigating Multiple Set Relationships 50

Using a SAS Data Set as a Transaction File 57

Using Information in a SAS Data Set to Locate Records 62

Supplying Transaction Information and Navigating Set Occurrences 67

Re-establishing Currency on a Record 71

Using RETURN and GET Across Executions of the DATA Step 77

Appendix 1

4 IDMS Essentials 83

Introduction to IDMS Essentials 83

Data Dictionaries and the DDS 83

CA-IDMS Networks and Sets 84