Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 22:11:13 -0400
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Brian Crumb <bcrumb@EROLS.COM>
Subject: GDG exists
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I am trying to use sas to determine if a GDG exists after reading in a
parm file of required files for another job to run. I'm creating a
varable called File1 that contains the value of the inputs from the parm
file. Then I'm doing the following:
Filename XFILE '&File2';
If &sys99err = '1708' then exists = 'N';
else exists = 'Y';
What I can't figure out is why this doesn't work. If I replace '&File2'
with something like 'Test.File.Exists(0)' and the file doesn't exist, I
get the expected error. But if I try to use a variable instead with the
Filename command, nothing happens.
Any suggestions or better ways to use SAS to determine if a GDG exists
or not? Thanks.