SAS datasets under IBM MVS do not have the same structure as SAS
datasets under MS Windows. Both are binary objects, but MS Windows
('95 or NT) cannot interpret the binary values in MVS SAS datasets.
This may change in the future, but currently only SAS on various Unix
platforms supports (to some extent) exchanges of SAS datasets.
Incidentally, someone mentioned to me the other day that SAS reads
truncated and otherwise corrupted transport datasets and does not
recognize or report anything other than errors in the header record.
If so, that suggests that programmers will have to compare observation
counts before and after ftp'ing a transport file. We have seen
isolated instances of this problem, but have not tested for it. Sig
______________________________ Question _________________________________
Subject: binary FTP of SAS Library
Author: Wesley Shaw <Wesley_Shaw@VAPOWER.COM> at Internet-E-Mail
Date: 9/25/98 9:38 AM
Is there anyway to to a file transfer of SAS data from MVS to NT using a
transfer instead of creating transport files?