Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 00:07:28 GMT
Reply-To: Tom Skinner <Thomas_M_Skinner@CCM.FM.INTEL.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Tom Skinner <Thomas_M_Skinner@CCM.FM.INTEL.COM>
Organization: Intel Corporation
Subject: Re: Q: SAS transport engines
Sung-Il Cho <sungil@HOHP.HARVARD.EDU> wrote:
> I'm pretty confused about sas transport engines and want to get
>some help. I'm trying to convert EPI-Info (v6) files using DBMS/COPY
>software, which provides options for sas transport files:
>1) SAS Xport Transport Engine
>2) SAS Transport V5
>3) SAS Transport V6
>4) SAS Transport V6 Compressed
>I've been using 'sasv5xpt' engine to convert
>PC SAS files to Unix SAS files without really understanding
>why I should go back to v5.
>Now that I see many different things about transport, I guess
>I should to know about sas transport engines in general,
>and the ways they work.
>While I try to get hold of the Tech Report about Transporting SAS files,
>could somebody give me a basic idea ?
>I'd appreciate any comments.
This is a comment, and not an explanation!
I'm pretty confused too! See the thread on VMS to JMP transports.
In my last post on the subject I retract my statemetn about CPORT create
libraries being compatible with what JMP call a transport file. It in fact
an XPORT engine file. When you try to CIMPORT an XPORT engine file in SAS, it
you that you can't read a V5 transport file with a latter release. So does
mean V5 Transport=XPORT. From what you cite above as separate options, I doubt
Perhaps someone can explain. This is the stuff that keep us SAS support folks
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