When to Use SAS Data Views

Consider the following in order to determine whether a SAS data file or a SAS data view is better for your purposes:

  • Data files use additional disk space; data views use additional processing time.

  • Data file variables can be sorted and indexed prior to use; data views must process data in its existing form during execution.

SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference. Concepts
SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts, Third Edition, Volumes 1 and 2
ISBN: 1590478401
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 258

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