Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 15:40:06 -0700
Reply-To: "Self, Karsten" <kself@VISA.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Self, Karsten" <kself@VISA.COM>
Subject: Re: Audit trail with SAS
There is a book titled "Table Driven Methods with SAS Software" (or
similar), available at SAS Institute, which describes a method by which
modifications to SAS datasets can be tracked. The book's method is fairly
complex, and is quite similar in some respects to what a product such as the
SAS Warehouse Administrator might perform.
So the short answer to your question is, no, there is no built-in method
which tracks modifications to SAS datasets. It is possible to devise
procedural or programmatic methods which will assist in or do the task for
you, but this should be considered an abitious project.
Maintaining an audit trail of programs (and logs) is one of the better ways
to follow what you've done to your data. Software version control systems
such as RCS can greatly assist in this process.
Karsten M. Self (email@example.com)
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
> From: Richard Guignon[SMTP:BIOTRIAL@WANADOO.FR]
> Sent: Monday, September 28, 1998 11:17 PM
> To: SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Audit trail with SAS
> I'm a recent user of SAS system. I just want to know if there is a way to
> produce automaticaly a file including all the actions made on datas with
> Richard Guignon