Date: Thu, 8 Aug 1996 11:10:26 -0400
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Michael A. Raithel" <MICHAEL.RAITHEL@RAITHM49.CUSTOMS.SPRINT.COM>
Subject: Re: (MVS) Processing VSAM Data Sets
In a reply to Machiko Hollifield, Clark Roberts wrote:
>Information on processing VSAM files can be found in the SAS Users
>Guide under the sections on the INFILE and FILE statements and in the
>SAS Guide to VSAM Processing. The latter provides several examples
>that may help you in learning VSAM file processing. You may also need
>to look in the SAS MVS/TSO Companion and various technical reports for
>updates on the release of SAS you are using.
That is certainly good advice. I would like to suggest that Machiko
also consider acquiring the SAS Guide to VSAM Processing, Version 6,
First Edition. This book presents a good basic overview of the three
types of VSAM data sets, VSAM accessing modes, and the SAS code needed
to process them. If he is going to do a lot of VSAM processing, this
reference book will lay a solid foundation.
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates.
Michael A. Raithel
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
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