Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 18:42:17 -0400
Reply-To: Randy Herbison <RandyHerbison@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Randy Herbison <RandyHerbison@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Data Sets and Data Step Views
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As Ed and Ya have shown, it is possible to work around the SAS restriction
on placing SAS data files and SAS data step views of the same name in the
same library. You can then use the SAS data set option TYPE to specify to
SAS which data set (file or view) you wish to access:
proc contents data=myFolder.myData(type=view);
But, if you place a data step view and a data file of the same name in the
same library, the view will read and/or update the data file in the shared
From: Greg Woolridge [mailto:greg.woolridge@TAP.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 12:11 PM
Subject: Data Sets and Data Step Views
Can a data set and a data step view of the same name be stored in the same
library? If so, how do you indicate which one you want to use?
It has been several years since I have used views, but I seem to remember
that if you have a data set and a view that have the same name, you must
store them in separate libraries (or directories if you prefer) because SAS
sees them as the same thing when you execute code. I am on Windows 2000
using version 8.2.
Greg M. Woolridge
Manager, Study Programming
TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.