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Date:         Fri, 4 Jul 2008 23:10:34 -0700
Reply-To:     KL <Kev.L.Scott@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         KL <Kev.L.Scott@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: PROC SORT
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On Jul 4, 11:35 am, wrote: > On Jul 4, 10:52 am, SAM <> wrote: > > > I wanna know if there is a way to sort data more fast than the "PROC > > SORT" do. > > thanks > > SAS sort performance considerations are operating system (OS) and > hardware-specific, as well as data. > > It would be worthwhile to consider acquiring Mike Raithel's latest > books (title phrases include: ...SAS Indexes and Tuning SAS > Applications...) on SAS performance, if you are serious about learning > more on the topic for optimization. A Google search on the author's > last name will get you more details. > > Also, there are some SAS.COM support website links on the topic. > Also, consider checking this discussion group archives. > > Scott Barry > SBBWorks, Inc. > ____________________ > > Systems Architecture: > > TS-684 -- PC Performance and the SAS System

What is the purpose of the sort? To merge/join or to perform by processing in subsequent steps? More questions will follow after these are answered.

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