Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 17:38:21 +0000
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Organization: Self Analysis
Subject: Re: SAS handling large files
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Douglas Dame wrote:
> Chad Webb wrote:
> > I am using an Informix database at the moment. We are looking at
> > migrating the Informix database into a SAS dataset. There are
> > approximately 7 million records and 800 variables to this database.
> > Is there anyone who handles large data bases like this? Can you give me
> > some advice in what to look for when converting over? The way I initially
> > thought about doing this, was to divide the database into several files.
> > >From here, I would create a SAS dataset from one of these files, and
> > append all the rest. Does anyone see any problems to this method?
> > I would like as much input as I can, before implementing this.
> Working from this fairly generic description, can't give you much more than
> fairly generic advice back, but ...
I wrote a SUGI paper on large file processing in Unix environments.
It's available (pdf format) at:
....and discusses several ways of working with large files.
Karsten M. Self (email@example.com)
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