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SAS/ACCESS Interface to ADABAS Software

Reviewing Variables

If you want to use ADABAS data described by a view descriptor in your SAS program but cannot remember the variable names or formats and informats, you can use the CONTENTS or DATASETS procedures to display this information.

The following examples use the DATASETS procedure to give you information on the view descriptor VLIB.CUSPHON, which references the NATURAL DDM named CUSTOMERS.

proc datasets library=vlib memtype=view;
   contents data=cusphon;
Using the DATASETS Procedure with a View Descriptor shows the information for this example. The data described by VLIB.CUSPHON are shown in Data Described by the View Descriptor VLIB.CUSPHON.

Using the DATASETS Procedure with a View Descriptor
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                               DATASETS PROCEDURE

Data Set Name: VLIB.CUSPHON                            Observations:         .
Member Type:   VIEW                                    Variables:            3
Engine:        SASIOADB                                Indexes:              0
Created:       14:09 Friday, October 5, 1990           Observation Length:   80
Last Modified: 14:33 Friday, October 5, 1990           Deleted Observations: 0
Data Set Type:                                         Compressed:           NO

                  -----Engine/Host Dependent Information-----

             -----Alphabetic List of Variables and Attributes-----

     #    Variable    Type    Len    Pos    Format    Informat    Label
     1    CUSTNUM     Char      8      0    $8.       $8.         CUSTOMER
     3    NAME        Char     60     20    $60.      $60.        NAME
     2    PHONE       Char     12      8    $12.      $12.        TELEPHONE

Note the following points about this output:

For more information about the DATASETS procedure, see the SAS Procedures Guide.

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