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SAS Companion for UNIX Environments

Using SAS Files


Introduction to SAS Files, Data Libraries, and Engines

Types of SAS Files

Filename Extensions and Member Types

Accessing SAS Data Files

Specifying Pathnames

Assigning Librefs with the LIBNAME Statement

Assigning a Libref to Several Directories (Concatenating Directories)

Using Multiple Engines for a Library

Using Environment Variables as Librefs

Librefs Assigned by SAS

Accessing Disk-Format Data Libraries

Accessing Sequential-Format Data Libraries

Accessing BMDP, OSIRIS, or SPSS Data Files

Accessing SAS Files from Previous Releases or from Other Hosts

Sharing Files

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