|Date: ||Mon, 31 Jan 2000 11:19:06 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Version 8 hardcoding SAS object paths ( enhancement
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=us-ascii|
"Tim Churches" <tchur@BIGPOND.COM> wrote:
>> Hi SAS_Lers,
>> You can specify the full path to SAS objects in Version 8,
>> insted of using librefs. This is not always
>> desireable, but can simplify access to SAS objects, especially views.
>Hey, it seems like SAS is finally catching up with the syntax of
>DBMS/Analyst which has been able to do this for ages. DBMS/Analyst
>is a SAS work-alike - see http://www.conceptual.com for details.
It's good for quick-and-dirty usage, but not for programs which will be
reused. For maintenance, specifying the location of files in one
LIBNAME or FILENAME is much preferable to specifying it over and
over in each and every place the file is used.
Development Manager, Technical Group
METRICS Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA