I don't know. If format catalogs are platform dependent you could make a
dataset out of it using PROC FORMAT CNTLOUT=dataset;, transfer it and remake
the format catalog by PROC FORMAT CNTLIN=dataset;.
Regards - Jim.
Jim Groeneveld, Netherlands
Statistician, SAS consultant
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:20:26 -0600, SAS_learner <proccontents@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>Jim is it datasets that are Platform depedent or is it formats that are
>associated with it ?? Just curious I think datasets are platform independent
>and catalogs are platform dependent right ??
>On 11/20/06, Jim Groeneveld <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hi Bernie,
>> You can uncompress a SAS dataset just like any (external) file. Actually
>> files are "external", can be compressed and uncompressed. There is no
>> difference between file types. And you actually shouldn't say your dataset
>> is compressed, but your dataset has been packed inside a compressed file
>> (zip file), in/from which any file can be stored/extracted, any number of
>> files (and subdirectories). There is nothing special on SAS datasets.
>> The point with a pipe, however, is that the (un)compression program should
>> allow a command line interface in order to be able to be driven from SAS.
>> Winzip has a separately downloadable command line interface. Many other
>> compression software also has additional command line support, like Power
>> Archiver, gzip for DOS/Windows and PKZIP for DOS or Windows. (I often
>> use PKZIP for DOS, vs. 2.50, Windows and long file name compatible; just
>> apply the DOS SETVER option: SETVER PKZIP.EXE 7.10; the same applies to
>> PKUNZIP. 7.10 refers to the DOS version number of Windows 98, without it
>> does not suppport long file names.)
>> Another issue is: are the Unix (or Linux) datasets Windows compatible? I
>> really don't know. If not then you have to use transport files. But for
>> moment I assume they are compatible (OS independent).
>> regards - Jim.
>> Jim Groeneveld, Netherlands
>> Statistician, SAS consultant
>> On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 15:09:33 -0500, Bernard S. Zimmerman
>> <bernie@HOMER.ATT.COM> wrote:
>> >My question is fairly simple, I hope.
>> >Is there a way, an easy way perhaps, to *uncompress* a SAS dataset that
>> >has been compressed with the "gzip" command on Unix. I know you can read
>> >external compressed files, both compressed using (WinZip) and gzip-ped
>> >with the 'pipe' option of the filename statement. Does something
>> >similar exist when it comes to permanent SAS datasets?
>> >Bernie Zimmerman
>> >AT&T Labs, consultant
>> >Florham Park, NJ 07932
>> >(973) 236- 6718