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Date:         Tue, 22 Jul 1997 23:51:10 -0700
Reply-To:     Steve Hanks <100265.2023@COMPUSERVE.TUFFLUCK.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         Steve Hanks <100265.2023@COMPUSERVE.TUFFLUCK.COM>
Subject:      Re: How to delete external files?
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Haibin Shu wrote: > > Try > filename out 'file physical location'; > data _null_; > file out; > put ; > run; > > The file will be empty. > Haibin > > > > 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.


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