Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 09:44:48 -0500
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: save dataset contents as string
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> From: Dennis Diskin [mailto:diskin.dennis@KENDLE.COM]
> With regard to the reference to sashelp.vcolumn, I provided
> that reference. Do you see a problem with it?
Not a problem, just not My Style:
SQL + Dictionary.*
DATA + SAShelp.V*
> The SASHELP
> views are documented and have the benefit of being usable in
> a datastep where the DICTIONARY reference produces an error
> because it is more than 8 characters. An additional
> advantage, to me, is that you can explore thru the SASHELP
> views. The only disadvantage I see is that a DESCRIBE VIEW
> SASHELP.VCOLUMN gives about zero useful information.
I agree that both SAShelp.V*
and Dictionary.* contain essentially the same information.
One can develop List Processing applications
using either one and get the same results.
I use describe table Dictionary.*
and do not use the SAS viewer.
maybe I better order an SQLhead hat?! LOL
Sig, what's the url? ... this?
Ron Fehd the SQL into:macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov
I don't necessarily agree
with everything I say.
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