|Date: ||Mon, 26 Nov 2001 08:37:25 -0000|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||David Johnson <DavidJohnson@HALIFAX.CO.UK>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS-L Digest - 23 Nov 2001 - Special issue (#2001-1451)|
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Mark's follow up question is posted below:
From the SAS online documentation:
> specifies how long the SAS System waits for a data set that is held by
another job or user before the LIBNAME statement fails. The value n
specifies a length of time in clock minutes. If the data set becomes free
before n minutes expire, then the LIBNAME statement is processed as usual.
The dynamic allocation request is retried internally every 15 seconds.
> For batch jobs using WAIT=, also specify the FILEMSGS option (see
FILEMSGS), which causes a message to be written to the system log for each
allocation attempt, thus allowing system operators to determine why the job
I haven't seen that message before, and cannot find a reference to it in the
online documentation. I have also not run V8 on both client and host in
OS/390 either, and it is possible this is caused by some Version 8 option I
haven't seen. My frequent use of the WAIT option in V6.12 suggests it is
probably not a Version 6 feature.
The message looks like a dynamic process, which suggests you are running SAS
on OS/390 in interactive mode. I certainly would not expect this message to
be produced in batch. Any enlightenment on this would be appreciated,
especially the option that will turn it off.
By the way, I am one of many people who see the list in digest mode. This
means I see multiple messages within a single message. It also means I can
miss quite a few messages if one digest fails to be delivered. There have
been two digests in the past 24 hours which might have failed to be
delivered (one for size, one for inappropriate content).
If you want to direct a question to a particular person on SAS/L, it would
be safer to copy the message to that person directly.
With kind regards
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Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 08:48:29 -0800
From: Mark Mullins <mlmullins@BBANDT.COM>
Subject: Re: Rsubmit: How can you program to check for filename error?
See below. When you use the Wait command, is the system trying to
access the file every couple of minutes, or does it wait a full 30
minutes, and then try again? It appears that it just waits the full
30 minutes. Also, do you know of any good print resources for this
type of coding? Thanks for your help!
REMOTE(MVS): Unable to allocate because data set
G060.CL890.BM.CUST2(0) is in use. Do you
REMOTE(MVS): want to wait the specified waittime of 30 min(s). Enter Y
for Yes or N for
REMOTE(MVS): trying once more.
As an aside, the following macro availabe on the SAS website does help
me, in that it will abort the program if the file is not available.
%IF &SYSFILRC NE 0 %THEN %DO;
ABORT RETURN 4;
%MEND CHECKRC; %CHECKRC;
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