Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 15:23:38 -0800
Reply-To: Tom Abernathy <tom.abernathy@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Tom Abernathy <tom.abernathy@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS92 32-BIT TO SAS92 64-BIT problem
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I am not sure what error you are talking about. All that is stored
in the dataset is the name of the format to attach to the variable.
The actual formats are stored in a SAS catalog. The compatibility
issue as I understand it is with these format catalogs and not with
the SAS datasets. If you already have the code to create the formats
then you can run it under 64 bit SAS and make a new format catalog.
Or are you saying that you have done that and you still get error
messages when using the 32 bit datasets?
On Jan 6, 4:57 pm, Kevin.F.Spr...@DARTMOUTH.EDU ("Kevin F. Spratt")
> I now have SAS 9.2 64-bit running under Windows XP-64.
> In going back to read a SAS data set that I created in SAS92 32-bit I find that
> I can read the data set if I have not attached formats, but cannot if I created
> user-provided formats.
> I usually have a separate program that creates the format library. Thus, if
> I could strip out the user provided formats from the permanent SAS data set
> I could run the format program to create 64-bit compatible formats and then
> re-run the program that I used to attach the labels and formats to
> the variables.
> Now... How to strip the user provided formats out of a sas 9.2 32-bit
> permanent data set
> using SAS 9.2 64-bit?
> As always, any help appreciated.
> Kevin F. Spratt, Ph.D.
> Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
> Dartmouth Medical School
> One Medical Center Drive
> Lebanon, NH USA 03756
> (603) 653-6012 (voice)
> (603) 653-6013 (fax)
> Kevin.F.Spr...@Dartmouth.Edu (e-mail)