How you process this file depends on how it was created.
If it is compressed via third-party compression tools (eg: 'pkzip',
'winzip' on PC, 'compress', 'gzip', or 'tar' on UNIX), you need to
uncompress with the appropriate utility. If the file is a 'compressed'
SAS data set, SAS manages compression automatically.
You don't mention what platform you are on or what version of SAS, or
where the data are coming from. You will need to ask the supplier of
the data for more information, specifically:
- what kind of data set this is (eg: SAS dataset, SAS transport
dataset, ASCII/EBCDIC output)
- what platform it was created on (eg: PC, UNIX, Mac, IBM Mainframe)
- what version of SAS it was created by.
>From: Jie Qin[SMTP:c674010@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU]
>Sent: Monday, May 19, 1997 6:55 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list SAS-L
>Subject: Compression Method in SAS
>I get a sas data file with an extension name "SAS". It is a compression
>file. Someone told me it is compressed by a compression software in SAS.
>Is there anybody know how to decompress it? Thank you.
> Jie Qin
> 1612 Anthony St.
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> Columbia, MO 65201
> Tel: (573) 815-9094