Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 09:09:07 -0500
Reply-To: RAITHEM <RAITHEM@WESTAT.COM>
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From: RAITHEM <RAITHEM@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: (MVS) Re:Loading a empty vsam dsn from a data step...
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Gary Tiedens posted the following (positive response):
> Thank you very much... I put in options vsamload, and the job took off
>with no problem (other then the performance people complaining). One thing
>I dont understand is: why would the default be novsamload. Nobody at my
>company seems to know how that is set....
Great! I can't tell you why the default value is NOVSAMLOAD; it is a mystery to
me too. But, that is how the SAS System Config file comes for SAS under MVS.
Have your SAS Administrator change it in the System Config file so that
everybody and his sister can load VSAM files. Or, if that is too radical,
people who have the need can change it in either their:
1. User Config file
2. An Options statement in their Autoexec file
3. An Option passed into the SAS System at SAS invocation time (batch or
4. An Options statement in the SAS program that will update the VSAM file
Wow, so many choices... I would opt to have the SAS System Administrator code
VSAMLOAD in the SAS System Configuration file. After all, we are all big boys
and girls and will do the right thing!
Again, good luck!
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
"The man who wrote the book on performance."
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
...walking down the road, trying to lighten my load... -- The Eagles