Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:06:08 -0600
Reply-To: Rob Rohrbough <Rob@ROHRBOUGH-SYSTEMS.COM>
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From: Rob Rohrbough <Rob@ROHRBOUGH-SYSTEMS.COM>
Subject: Re: Q: SAS v.8.1 datafile extension changed?
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Richard, if you have a bunch of V6 objects to convert, you may try my
library conversion program at http://www.rohrbough-systems.com/code.htm.
There are several good papers on conversion. You may look at my little list
of horrors at http://www.rohrbough-systems.com/papers.htm. Better, check
out the SAS Institute web site, http://www.sas.com, or Charles Patridge's
web site, http://www.sconsig.com. SASI has tightened up their web site a
little. You can go directly to
http://www.sas.com/apps/whitepapers/whitepaper.jsp, but you must "login" (or
create a profile allowing you to log in - for free). Then search for "+v6
+to +v8 +conversion".
BTW, you will notice that the V8 extensions for a "mixed" directory -
containings both V6 and V8 datasets - will be .SD7 rather than the .sas7bdat
found in pure V8 directories.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BERUBE, JEAN [mailto:berube.jean@BELL.CA]
> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 1:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Q: SAS v.8.1 datafile extension changed?
> Use the ENGINE option in your libname statement to indicate you want to
> SAS V6 datafile. The final solution is to convert all your datafile to
> vesion 8.
> "Richard M. Smith" wrote:
> > Hello All:
> > I'm trying to become familiar with v.8.1 of SAS, and things were
> > going smoothly until I noticed that the datafile extension is no
> > longer *.sd2, but *.sas7bdat of all things! Worse, SAS now won't
> > recognize previous datafile sets with *.sd2 extensions. I've
> > looked at the on-line help guide, but nothing useful there.
> > Any ideas? Thanks!
> > --
> > Sincerely,
> > Richard M. Smith
> > (509) 754-1126
> > email@example.com
> Jean-François Bérubé
> COI inc.
> MKC, Bell Canada
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