Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 23:51:10 -0700
Reply-To: Steve Hanks <100265.2023@COMPUSERVE.TUFFLUCK.COM>
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From: Steve Hanks <100265.2023@COMPUSERVE.TUFFLUCK.COM>
Subject: Re: How to delete external files?
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Haibin Shu wrote:
> filename out 'file physical location';
> data _null_;
> file out;
> put ;
> The file will be empty.
> On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Joe Lin wrote:
> > I need to erase some files in my file system from my SAS program. Does
> > anyone know how to do this(data step? proc datasets?) other than
> > issuing a X command?
> > Thanks
Someone can help me out here, I'm sure......
If you have 6.12, you can now issue SCL functions via a macro call whose name
I can't remember (possibly %SYSFUNC(scl function)?). If you have AF this should
be a better solution..... the file is deleted.