Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:56:08 +0200
Reply-To: Robert Bardos <bardos2@ANSYS.CH>
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From: Robert Bardos <bardos2@ANSYS.CH>
Subject: Re: z/OS heads up: SAS hotfix E9BB25 breaks FILEEXIST behaviour
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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.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> (Cross-posted to SAS-L, MXG-L, MICS-L)
>> A heads up to the z/OS community.
>> 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