Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 21:07:17 -0400
Reply-To: Lou <lpogodajr292185@COMCAST.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Lou <lpogodajr292185@COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: General question about SAS version 9
"Nat Wooding" <Nathaniel_Wooding@DOM.COM> wrote in message
> Unless you have a licensing agreement that is new to me, you have already
> paid for version 9. Updates are included in the annual licensing fees
> SAS Institute charges.
> You will find that the institute works very hard to keep the system as
> compatible as possible as updates come. In the past, there were a couple
> major changes such as a requirement that strings be enclosed in quotes but
> these were brought on as SAS moved from the mainframe to multiple
> and operating systems.
> One item to be aware of: V9 will read a V8 data set but V8 cannot read a
> set. Hence, if you go through a transition of running both versions, you
> will have to watch how you store your data.
Not quite accurate - as long as you stick to V8 conventions, version 8 will
read a version 9 datasets.