Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 21:41:43 GMT
Reply-To: LPogoda <lpogoda@AOL.COM>
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From: LPogoda <lpogoda@AOL.COM>
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Subject: Re: Help with point=varname
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Lynn
>I am having trouble get a section of code to work. I use the
>point=varname in a set statement to set a dataset
>once for each observation in another dataset. The error says
>that the point option is not valid with my dataset, because
>the dataset must be accessible by observation. I tried 1 fix
>that didn't work - returned the same error message.
The data set cannot be compressed. The data set cannot be on tape. The
data set (library, really) must be accessed with an engine that supports
random access (it cannot have been defined to the session with a
sequential engine). If you're in AF, the data set must have been opened
with options permitting random access.
If these hints aren't enough, more information on the particulars of your
situation are needed.