Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 16:54:43 GMT
Reply-To: Melvin Klassen <Klassen@UVIC.CA>
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From: Melvin Klassen <Klassen@UVIC.CA>
Organization: University of Victoria
Subject: Re: SAS v8 -> v6
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On Sun, 1 Aug 0 21:03:55, crm1nxa@UPS.COM (Abakah Nori crm1nxa) wrote:
> We are in the process of upgrading from V6.09E to V8.
> As we continue testing our jobs, we have a need to be able to read
> some of our newly created data sets (V8) in V6.
> We are a big OS390 shop
> and all are libraries are allocated via JCL statements!
> I tried submitting the job with the following
> //STEP3 EXEC SAS,
> // TIME=136,REGION=64M,OPTIONS='ENGINE=V6',
> // CONFIG='N811.MXGUSERS.SOURCE(CONFIGV8)'
> I don't get an error but it turns out that the data sets
> created by this job cannot be read when using v6.09E.
> This link http://www.sas.com/service/techsup/unotes/SN/001/001046.html
> indicates that it cannot be done. Any suggestions?
I think that you have misunderstood that Usage Note.
It suggests that the exact JCL used to allocate the dataset may
(but not "always") cause the use of the 'ENGINE=V6' parameter to be
The same Usage Note also states the "circumvention":
explicitly assign the desired engine on a LIBNAME statement.
to the problem. Use the 'V6' engine to create a SAS data library
which can be handled by V6 of SAS.
Please show us the exact JCL you use to allocate the dataset.
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