Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 13:13:36 +1100
Reply-To: Tim CHURCHES <TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU>
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From: Tim CHURCHES <TCHUR@DOH.HEALTH.NSW.GOV.AU>
Subject: Re: SASTrap:V604 library engine not in Ver7.00. -Reply
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John Whittington writes:
>The V604 library engine was not included in version 7.00 of the SAS
>System. Therefore ....
> Arrrggghhh! Do I take it that this was an oversight (more like
> 'blindness'?!!), rather than deliberate? I am often heard praising SI's
> almost obsessive attention to 'backward compatability' - but may have
> to change my tune if this was deliberate, and is going to 'stay' like that.
> I, for one, still have a lot of .SDS datasets around - and am still
> occasionally sent them - and the workarounds are tedious.
Maybe SI is preparing to launch a new product (available at (additional cost, of course) called SAS/BACKWARDS which provides backwards compatibility...
Seriously, I share your dismay at this omission. Now, where did I put that order form for DBMS/Copy?... see http://www.conceptual.com for details.