Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 16:09:37 GMT
Reply-To: "John M. Wildenthal" <jmwildenthal@MY-DEJA.COM>
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From: "John M. Wildenthal" <jmwildenthal@MY-DEJA.COM>
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Subject: Re: V6 and Write Access in V8
In article <39320296.837A7170@chass.utoronto.ca>,
Emmanuel Koku <ekoku@CHASS.UTORONTO.CA> wrote:
> I created a sas data set and formats library using sas version 6.
> Now, I'm having difficulties running the data:
> First, SAS gives me the following error:
> " ERROR: Unable to open catalog THESIS.FORMATS for write access.
> Engine V6 does not support write access."
> and then generates error about each format value.
> I would be very grateful if you could give me some idea/resoultuon of
> this problem.
Versions 7 and 8 will not write format entries in the V6 style. Only
SAS v6.xx will do that. There is nothing you can do, unless this has
been changed for 8.1 which will be out this summer.
> Second, how can I create this data set along side the formats (value
> labels/variable info) for distribution to others running sas version
> 6-8. on windows. I'm sure SAS can create system files in a manner
> that spss for windows does..
I'm afraid I'm not sure what you are asking here....
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