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Using Spatial Data with SAS/GIS Software

SYNC Statement

SYNC <libref.catalog.>entry<.type> </ options>;


SYNC updates a SAS/GIS catalog entry libref and the internal pathname.

ENTRYTYPE=type specifies the type of entry to update. Values for type are

This argument can be omitted if you specify a complete, four-level entry name.

SYNC Statement Optional Arguments

The following list contains descriptions of additional SYNC statement arguments:

Specifies the type of GIS catalog entry to move. Values for type are

This argument can be omitted if a complete, four-level entry name is specified. The following are identical:

Note:   When specifying four-level entry names, type must be the actual SAS/GIS catalog entry extension, for example, GISMAP, not MAP.  [cautionend]

BLANK specifies that internal pathnames should be cleared in the updated entries.

ALIAS=(new-lib-1=old-lib-1 <, ... ,new-lib-2=old-lib-2>)
Specifies libref translations. The old-lib value is that the libref that is stored in the existing catalog entry. The new-lib value is the libref you that want to substitute in the synchronized version of the entry.

Specifies which catalog entries that are referenced by the source entry should be updated. Values for this argument are

Updates all dependent catalog entries. This is equivalent to specifying ENTRY.

Updates all dependent catalog entries.

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