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Date:         Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:56:08 +0200
Reply-To:     Robert Bardos <bardos2@ANSYS.CH>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Robert Bardos <bardos2@ANSYS.CH>
Subject:      Re: z/OS heads up: SAS hotfix E9BB25 breaks FILEEXIST behaviour
              (9.1.3 sp4)
Comments: To: MICS List <MICS-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL>
In-Reply-To:  <78012A2589634E4390C73636F270CCDD02E42144@mercmbx02.na.sas.com>
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A little birdie [*1] replied on MXG-L:

> > I have updated this SAS note, and wanted to tell the > list as well, that the variable contents are only > altered when you are running SAS with the > NONLSCOMPATMODE option is also set. > Since NLSCOMPATMODE is the default, that means (hopefully!) > that this will affect fewer customers than it might appear. >

[*1] As per the (mutual?) policy of SAS-L I removed the name. /rb

> >> -----Original Message----- >> >> (Cross-posted to SAS-L, MXG-L, MICS-L) >> >> A heads up to the z/OS community. >> >> http://support.sas.com/techsup/unotes/SN/020/020327.html >> >> >> Quoted from the SAS Note: >> >> If you apply hot fix E9BB25 and then pass a variable to >> the FILEEXIST function in a DATA step, the contents of >> the variable will change after the function executes. >> Specifically, a null value (hex '00') will appear after >> the last non-blank character in the variable. >> >> >> Robert Bardos >> Ansys AG, Zurich, Switzerland


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