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Moving and Accessing SAS 9 Files Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244059D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Nov-09
Document File: 180 page(s) / 3M

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SAS Institute Inc.

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Moving and Accessing SAS® 9 Files

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2002. Moving and Accessing SAS ® 9 Files. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

Moving and Accessing SAS® 9 Files

Copyright © 2002 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-58025-999-5
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P A R T 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Moving and Accessing SAS Files between Operating Environments 3

When to Move a SAS File between Operating Environments 3

When to Access a SAS File on a Server 3

Operating Environment Types Supported According to SAS Release 4

Avoiding and Fixing Problems 6
Navigating Related Documents in the SAS Documentation Set 6

Recommended Audience 6

P A R T 2 Moving SAS Files 9

Chapter 2 Moving SAS Files 11

Choosing a Method for Moving a SAS File 11

Traditional Move Operations 14

Traditional Methods for Creating and Restoring Files in Transport Format 17

Interpreting a Filename Extension 20

Using a Non-Native Engine to Create Files of Type DATA 21

Regressing SAS Data Sets from Version 9 to Version 6 Format 21

Transport Format 22

Chapter 3 Creating a Transport File at the Source Operating Environment 25

Supported Members 25

Templates for Creating a Transport File 25

Describing the Content of the Transport File 27

Naming Conventions Used in the Examples in This Chapter 27

Creating a Simple Data Set 28

Creating a Transport File for Member Type DATA 28

Creating a Transport File for Member Type CATALOG 30

Chapter 4 Transferring a Transport File or a CEDA File 33

File Transfer 33

Transport File Attributes 33

Using the FILENAME Statement or the FTP Utility to Specify File Attributes 34

Chapter 5 Restoring a Transport...