Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 18:05:04 +0000
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Organization: Nextra UK
Subject: Re: proc export
Zhonghe Li asks:
> Thank you all for helping me on how to solve the disk space issue. In
> my case, it is because of the sorting process. The dataset is 12GB,
> we have 50 GB available but is still not enough. Maybe the only way
> to break the California dataset into small chunks as suggested. If
> don't mind, can you suggest me different ways of achieving it?
You might try specifying the TAGSORT option on your PROC SORT. Whether
this helps depends very much on the shape of your data and the sort
fields you use, but it can make a very big difference if you have large
data records being sorted on a few small fields.