|Date: ||Mon, 24 Nov 2003 09:19:46 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||"DePuy, Venita" <depuy001@DCRI.DUKE.EDU>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"DePuy, Venita" <depuy001@DCRI.DUKE.EDU>|
|Subject: ||Re: Save dataset in earlier version of SAS?|
Per a presentation at the RTSUG meeting last week, the reasons you wouldn't
be able to use a v9 data set in v8 are:
a) if you have > 32K variables
b) if your variable names are really long (apparently they can be longer in
v9, don't remember specifics) or
c) one other obscure thing that most people would never ever use and I don't
Sorry that's not more specific. But that's just for within-SAS use.
For Splus use . .
If worst comes to worst, you might be able to export your v9 data to excel,
text, etc., then re-import?
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> Subject: Save dataset in earlier version of SAS?
> I would like to use SAS version 9 to save data in SAS version 8.
> The reason is that I am using Splus 6.1 to import a SAS dataset. However,
> Splus will only read in SAS datasets version 8 and earlier, yet I using
> 9. Can I translate SAS dataset to an earlier version (9 to 8)?
> Thanks in advance!