Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 08:30:54 -0700
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Jeff Voeller <c-jeff.voeller@MCI.COM>
Subject: Re: %include versus SAS Autocall Facility
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On Friday, June 20, 2003 at 7:07 AM, Lex Jansen wrote:
> About file references, libnames: where I work we have the policy that
> filename references and libnames should NEVER be defined in
> the programs. Instead, every program includes a file SASOPTIONS.SAS that
> defines filename references and libnames.
We mainframe-bound dinosaurs have no problem grasping that concept: It's
much like having your SAS program in one place and the JCL which calls it in
another. If nothing else, it makes moving back and forth from testing to
production a lot easier: You don't sort through a jillion lines of SAS code
finding all dataset references, you instead have it all in front of you in
the (usually) much shorter JCL.