For a number of years we have used the
PROC DOWNLOAD, PROC CPORT/CIMPORT
stuff. The DOWNLOAD was faster than the
Slooooow pokie others. However, the majority
of huge data we download is flat file and since
SAS added the FTP engine to the FILENAME
statement, we have used nothing else since.
We just use the FTP in the FILENAME statement
and read the MVS flat files directly from our PC
datasteps. There are hundreds of SAS people
in our State environment and it doesn't seem like
you hear much of the older methods used any more.
FILENAME mytoken ftp "'MY.MVS.FILE.NAME'"
user = "myacct" pass = "mypwd"
host = "my.mvs.named.addr"
Hope this is helpful,
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Division of Research and Data Analysis (RDA)
From: Jeff Morison [mailto:jmt_mtf@YAHOO.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 12:55 PM
Subject: Fastest way to download data from MVS to PC
We download SAS data and ASCII files from MVS to PC
on a regular basis, the size ranges from 0.5 GB to 35
GB, we would like to know the fastest way to bring the
data to PC.
I know how to bring it using PROC DOWNLOAD, CREATE A
TRANSPORT FILE USING CPORT/CIMPORT, PROC COPY, I just
need to know other fastest and efficient ways to
Any help would be appreciated?.
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