Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 10:24:36 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: How to get the LRECL and RECFM on a empty dataset
In replying to Chan, I posted in part:
> but cannot put my fingers on it. Here is a clever program,
> authored by the imitable Larry Bertolini, from a previous
> SAS-L discussion on this topic:
Ouch! My apologies Larry. I meant to write "inimitable", but for some
reason, the "in" never got concatenated to the "imitable". No slight was
meant; I have absolute admiration for your programming talent and
appreciation for your contributions to the 'L.
Best of luck to you; I will look forward, as always, to reading your
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect
those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies
specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty
is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding
to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second
Currently Writing: The Complete Guide to Creating and Using SAS Indexes
(due Summer 2005)
Life is like the core of an apple; it never gets into the pie. - Michael A.