Adele Hall wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I wonder if there is a program to generate file descriptions for VSAM files
> in SAS programming. Right now, I have to manually type in the field names
> and their positions from VSAM files in the section of INPUT statement in my
> SAS programs. It is very time consuming. Sometimes I have a hard time to
> get the field positions right.
> In Focus programming, there is a program to generate master file
> descriptions for VSAM files. It will be great if there is a program to
> generate file descriptions for VSAM files in SAS programming.
> I look forward to hearing from you. Any suggestions are greatly
> Thanks a lot,
I believe that there is a utility with the name of COB2SAS that will
take a flat file (COBOL) layout and convert it to SAS input statements.
This should work for VSAM files also. Try a search on the SAS web site.