Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 15:15:13 -0700
Reply-To: William Kreuter <billyk@U.WASHINGTON.EDU>
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From: William Kreuter <billyk@U.WASHINGTON.EDU>
Organization: University of Washington
Subject: direct a library to a remote system?
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Here's something that I take to be fairly common knowledge which
somehow has passed me by. In SAS under Unix systems, is there any way
to point a libref to a location not mounted on the system running SAS?
That is, I'd like to have files reside on a filesystem which isn't
mounted (by NFS or anything else) on our AIX box.
One way which will work is to write out my datasets using proc cport.
Then I can have cport's FILE= parameter name a fileref which uses the
FTP access method. This will work, but it's kludgy because it
requires an additional cport or cimport step every time I access the
But as far as I can see, there's nothing like the FTP access method
available for the LIBNAME statement, nor will the FILENAME statement's
CATALOG method do any good for this purpose. Or am I missing
William Kreuter, Senior Computer Specialist, University of Washington
Ctr. for Cost & Outcomes Research, 146 N. Canal St. #300, Seattle, WA 98103
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