Chapter Contents
Chapter Contents
The NETFLOW Procedure

SAVE Statement

SAVE options ;

The options available with the SAVE statement of PROC NETFLOW are summarized by purpose in Table 4.21.

Table 4.21: Functional Summary, SAVE statement: PROC NETFLOW

Description Statement Option
Output Data Set Options: SAVE 
unconstrained solution data setSAVEARCOUT=
unconstrained solution data setSAVENODEOUT=
constrained solution data setSAVECONOUT=
constrained solution data setSAVEDUALOUT=

The SAVE statement can be used to specify output data sets and create observations in these data sets. Use the SAVE statement if no optimization is to be performed before these output data sets are created.

The SAVE statement must be used to save solutions in data sets if there is no more optimization to do. If more optimization is to be performed, after which you want to save the solution, then do one of the following:

Consider the following example:

   proc netflow options; lists;
      reset maxit1=10 maxit2=25
            arcout=arcout0   nodeout=nodeout0
            conout=conout0   dualout=dualout0;
      /* Stage 1 optimization stops after iteration 10. */
      /* No output data sets are created yet.           */
      save arcout=arcout1 nodeout=nodeout1;
      /* arcout1 and nodeout1 are created.              */
      reset arcout=arcout2 maxit1=999999;
      /* The stage 1 optimum is reached.                */
      /* Arcout2 and nodeout0 are created.              */
      /* Arcout0 is not created as arcout=arcout2 over- */
      /* rides the arcout=arcout0 specified earlier.    */
      /* Stage 2 optimization stops after 25 iterations */
      /* as MAXIT2=25 was specified.                    */
      save conout=conout1;
      /* Conout1 is created.                            */
      reset maxit2=999999 dualout=null;
      /* The stage 2 optimum is reached.                */
      /* Conout0 is created.                            */
      /* No dualout is created as the last NETFLOW or   */
      /* reset statements dualout=data set specification*/
      /* was dualout=null.                              */
The data sets specified in the PROC NETFLOW and RESET statements are created when an optimal solution is found. The data sets specified in SAVE statements are created immediately.

The data sets in the preceeding example are all distinct, but this need not be the case. The only exception to this is that the ARCOUT= data set and the NODEOUT= data set (or the CONOUT= data set and the DUALOUT= data set) that are being created at the same time must be distinct. Use the SHOW DATA SETS; statement to examine what data sets are current and that have already been created and when. The following options can appear in the SAVE statement:

ARCOUT= SAS-data-set; , or
AOUT= SAS-data-set;
NODEOUT= SAS-data-set; , or
NOUT= SAS-data-set;
CONOUT= SAS-data-set; , or
COUT= SAS-data-set;
DUALOUT= SAS-data-set; , or
DOUT= SAS-data-set;

Chapter Contents
Chapter Contents

Copyright © 1999 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA. All rights reserved.