Creating New Files in a Foreign Data Representation

By default, SAS creates new files by using the native data representation of the CPU that is running SAS. For example, when using a PC, SAS creates a file that has ASCII characters and byte-swapped integers.

You can specify the OUTREP= option for flexibility when using CEDA. This option exists as both a SAS data set option and as a LIBNAME statement option. As a data set option, it applies to an individual file. As a LIBNAME statement option, it applies to the entire library.

To create new files in a foreign data representation, use the OUTREP= option. This option enables you to create a file within the native environment using a foreign data representation. For example, in a UNIX environment, you can create a SAS data set in Windows data representation. For a list of values, see the OUTREP= option for the LIBNAME statement or the OUTREP= data set option in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary .

SAS 9.1 Language Reference. Concepts
SAS 9.1 Language Reference Concepts
ISBN: 1590471989
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 255 © 2008-2017.
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