In my reply to Jennifer, I posted, in part, the following:
> libname ftpdir "/home/someone/ftpdir";
> libname jendir "/home/jennifers/sasdir";
> proc copy in=ftpdir out=jendir;
> select clunker;
ARGH! A very knowledgeable little birdie reminded me that I left out a
most important option--the NOCLONE option. It is there as plain as day
in Bruce's paper. And, I have used it before. But... well, I guess the
rush to press popped it clean out of my mind. See, my Mom was right:
Haste makes waste!
The code snippet should read:
libname ftpdir "/home/someone/ftpdir";
libname jendir "/home/jennifers/sasdir";
proc copy in=ftpdir out=jendir NOCLONE;
With the NOCLONE option added, the copy to a UNIX format will be right
To all Birdie's, watching from a perch on the big SAS Institute tree:
Thanks for keeping us honest; look forward to seeing many of you
migrated to Florida in April!
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,
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes, because then your
mistakes seem worthwhile. - Gary Marshall