Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 14:28:57 -0400
Reply-To: Sigurd Hermansen <HERMANS1@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Sigurd Hermansen <HERMANS1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: Limit for number of observations to be stored in Dataset??????
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In my experience the maximum file size within a platform, operating system, and configuration sets the limit on the number of obs in a SAS dataset, not a SAS System limit. I've tested programs that generate 300 million obs with no difficulty under MS Windows SAS.
The Data and set statement option obs= limits the number of obs written or read from a SAS dataset. A SAS Data step (or SAS SQL Select statement) stops inputting values when it reaches the obs= limit.
The SAS Learning Edition has a limit of 2,000 obs, I believe.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Amar Mundankar
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:46 AM
Subject: Limit for number of observations to be stored in Dataset??????
What is the maximum number of observations a data set can store? Which option set the limit for maximum number of observations that will be stored in a Dataset? How SAS handles a situation when we try to store more observations than the maximum number specified?