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Date:         Mon, 2 Oct 2006 03:54:13 -0400
Reply-To:     Jim Groeneveld <jim2stat@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Jim Groeneveld <jim2stat@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Subject:      Re: A Format catalog question
Comments: To: "Subhu. Manyam" <proccontents@GMAIL.COM>

Hi SAS_learner,

The CNTRLIN option, that you referenced in your reply below, actually is spelled as CNTLIN, I believe. And I don't know what those letters CNTL mean with this respect. I wouldn't understand why if it ment 'control'. The C might have to do with Catalog, but the rest?

Regards - Jim. -- Jim Groeneveld, Netherlands Statistician, SAS consultant

On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 14:29:52 -0500, SAS_learner <proccontents@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>Do you want to create a dataset out of catalog ( then use cntlout = ) or >if want to read a dataset as catalog then use (cntrlin = ) , the basic >syntax is some thing like this > >proc format data = library. name cntrlout = work. test ;* To create a >dataset out of catalog ; > >proc format cntrlin = test out = library.<name of the catalog > ; >run; > >and to have list file of the format catalog use fmtlib option. > >You tend to do this when you have want to move format catalog across the >Operating systems . > > >On 9/29/06, Rathindronath <> wrote: >> >> I never ran or used a format catalog for dataset. Can you please tell me a >> source where I can learn about it? >>

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