Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:11:07 -0400
Reply-To: Tom Abernathy <tom.abernathy@GMAIL.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Tom Abernathy <tom.abernathy@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: 3rd Party Transport Files
Does anyone have experience with SAS version 5 transport files created by
third party utilities that have character variables longer than 200
Someone sent us data this way with character variables longer than 200. SAS
seemed to be able to read it, but I do not know of anyway to get SAS to write
a SAS version 5 transport file with long variables.
I am wondering if I can trust this format? Am I risking loosing data if I let
them continue to use this format?