Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 20:50:00 GMT
Reply-To: Greg Morrison <morrison@RIDEAU.CARLETON.CA>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Greg Morrison <morrison@RIDEAU.CARLETON.CA>
Organization: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Subject: Re: SAS version 6.03 data sets
I've also been checking into Huntley's problem, and have discovered
that the ENGINE specification 'v603' is not accepted in SAS 8.1 for
Unix. You can put in 'v6', but that will only read files back to the
6.07 or 6.09 format -- the web-based documentation is not consistent
between those two, but makes no mention at all of 6.03 datasets.
I also tried making a directory with only a couple of 6.03 SAS files,
and leaving out the engine specification, but that didn't work either:
it didn't recognize them as SAS files.
Peculiar that SAS would abandon the ability which earlier versions had
to read their own old-format files. But perhaps we're missing
In <1DE3900A83C2D211872C00A0C9EA39E402460589@drsmthchl040.dcaaintra.mil> Curtis.Smith@DCAA.MIL (Smith, Curtis, Mr, DCAA) writes:
>If you open your SAS data library using the 6.03 engine, you should then be
>able to copy the desired SAS data set to another data library opened with
>the version 8 engine. The syntax for the libname statement is:
>LIBNAME libref <engine> 'SAS-data-library'
>from the OnLine doc:
>is an engine name. Tip: Generally, SAS automatically determines the
>appropriate engine to use for accessing the files in the library. If you
>want to create a new library with an engine other than the default engine,
>you can override the automatic selection.
>See: For a list of valid engines, see the SAS documentation for your
>operating environment. For background information about engines, see SAS
>Language Reference: Concepts.
>From: Huntley Schaller [mailto:schaller@CCS.SPAM.CARLETON.CA]
>Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 10:46 AM
>Subject: SAS version 6.03 data sets
>Is it possible to access a previously created version 6.03 SAS data set
>in version 8 of SAS? If so, how do you do it?
>I am using SAS on a UNIX operating system.
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