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Date:         Fri, 2 May 1997 09:53:39 EDT
Reply-To:     Samira Benkirane <benkirane_s@EUROCLEAR.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         Samira Benkirane <benkirane_s@EUROCLEAR.COM>
Subject:      Equivalent of function SLEEP on MVS
Content-Type: Text/Plain

On OS/2 system, there exists a function SLEEP(n) which allows SAS to sleep n seconds before to continue some process. Any idea about the equivalent function on MVS (Mainframe) ? OR another solution ?

In fact, what I want to do is to run a batch program (see below) which assigns a PDS library, if the library is used by another user or job, retry to assign a second time but not immediately (after for example 10 seconds = SLEEP(10)).

Program:

%macro assignf ; libname ..... ; %mend;

libname .... ; %let _syslib = &syslibrc ; data _null_ ; if &_syslib ne 0 then do ; x=SLEEP(10) ; /* This function not recognised in MVS */ %assignf ; end; run;


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