|Date: ||Thu, 10 May 2001 14:00:52 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Larry Bertolini <bertolini.1@OSU.EDU>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Larry Bertolini <bertolini.1@OSU.EDU>|
|Organization: ||Ohio State University|
|Subject: ||Re: Is there a program to generate file descriptions for VSAM
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I assume that your VSAM file descriptions are
COBOL copy members, e.g.:
05 ACCOUNT-NUM PIC X(09).
05 ACCOUNT-NAME PIC X(36).
If that's the case, do a search for "COB2SAS",
which is some SAS code that translates
COBOL record descriptions to SAS input
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,