Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 14:47:05 GMT
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Subject: Re: Question about data-sharing
As I understand data-sharing in SAS here it is:
1. Any number of sas users can "read" a dataset as long as no one has
the dataset opened in "write/update mode". This might vary across
2. If someone has the dataset opened in "write/update mode", then all
others are locked out from the entire dataset, or their job is held in
suspense until the SAS Dataset is released. Again this may vary across
If you need to have more than 1 person have write/update access to 1 SAS
dataset, then you will need the SAS/Share module in order for this to
Hope this helps.
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
email@example.com (Kenmlin) wrote:
> I have a question for all you SAS gurus.
> If I have a SAS table that is accessed by multiple users, what are the
> consequence of more than one user attempting to access the table
> simultaneously. I am more accustomed to database software like MS SQL
> SyBase which have page-locking capabilities to address such conflict.
> that SAS creates a temporary file when a table is being modified so I
> wondering what takes place in the background.
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