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Date:         Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:58:00 -0400
Reply-To:     Paul Choate <Paul.Choate@DDS.CA.GOV>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Paul Choate <Paul.Choate@DDS.CA.GOV>
Subject:      Re: File I/O error--large dataset problems?

Hi Alan -

Your code looks okay to me. You should set your obs=10000 or something and try to debug from there. If you post your log people can help more.

options obs=10000;

debug your stuff - output to test files only!

options obs=max;

On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:50:50 -0700, <alan.illing@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>Hi, > >I'm analyzing data with about 235 million rows & 31 variables. It's >about 55 GB. > >I have it stored on a 64-bit server with 1.6 TB free but SAS itself is >running a different, local machine. The client has the drive maped. >I'm starting at the outset with a very simple filter, designed to >reduce the size of it to something more manageable: > > >*lgwork is a library referring to the server; > >data lgwork.omadv; > set lgwork.om_orig; > if exdate - date <= 60 and year >= 2005; >run; > > >If I take out the 'if' statement and just copy the data through a data >step, SAS handles it fine. The temporary .lck file keeps going up and >information is copied. When I use this filter though, the .lck file >sits at 1 kb and a temporary, empty dataset called lgwork.omadv is >created. > > >This procedure was run overnight in a batch process & I got a File I/O >error in the morning. > > >Does anyone know what the problem might be? I'm running SAS 9.1.3 SP 4 >on windows XP. > > >Any help or advice you can offer is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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