The PW= data set option assigns the same password for each level of protection. This data set option is convenient for thoroughly protecting a member with just one password. If you use the PW= data set option, those who have access only need to remember one password for total access.
To access a member whose password is assigned using the PW= data set option, use the PW= data set option or the data set option that equates to the specific level of access you need:
/* create a data set using PW=, then use READ= to print the data set */ data mylib.states(pw=orange); input density crime name $; datalines; 151.4 6451.3 Colorado ... more data lines ... ; proc print data=mylib.states(read=orange); run;
PW= can be an alias for other password options:
/* Use PW= as an alias for ALTER=. */ data mylib.college(alter=red); input name $ 1-10 location $ 12-25; datalines; Vanderbilt Nashville Rice Houston Duke Durham Tulane New Orleans ... more data lines ... ; proc datasets library=mylib; delete college(pw=red); run;