Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 15:58:57 -0400
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Tim Latendress <TIM.LATENDRESS@LATENT62.CUSTOMS.SPRINT.COM>
Subject: Re: Some answers on: SAS dataset called CON?
Today I was using the on-line help to look up host-specific information
for the FILENAME statement and I stumbled across the following:
Note: The words CON and NUL are reserved words under Windows. Do not
use CON or NUL as filerefs.
Of course, you were using CON as a dataset name but hey, it's something.
Subject: Some answers on: SAS dataset called CON?
I wrote yesterday about the apparently forbidden use of CON in the PC
version, and also said:
>>> "Frank.Poppe" 97.09.30, 15:08 >>>
FP> I could not find the word as 'reserved' or something like that in
the FP> on-line help.
James Loughlin pointed out that is mentioned in the Companion, and Allan
Page found usage notes on the Tech Support Web Site.
Still, the on-line help would alse be a logical place to find it. I'm
not saying it isn't there, since I always have a lot of trouble getting
to the right place when using the search button in the help. Not
everybody has instant Internet access to the notes (and the notes
installed locally are often too old), and we have about 70 PC's where
SAS can be used, with two Companions. It's not always on my desk...