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Base SAS Dataset Size

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Occasional Contributor sht
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Base SAS Dataset Size

Hi Team,

 

 

Please let me know how to find size of SAS dataset through base SAS code

 

 

 

 

Thank you.

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Betreff: Base SAS Dataset Size

Untested:

proc sql;
  select libname, memname, filesize
  from sashelp.vtable;
quit;
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Re: Base SAS Dataset Size

I don't think the filesize in vtable is accurate, usually, I've queried my OS to get the file listing and extract the size from that. 

 

What is your OS? Can you run an X command, SYSEXEC?

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Re: Base SAS Dataset Size

Do you want size in number of bytes the file occupies or the number of records that are in the data set?

 

Proc contents data=<your dataset name goes here>;

run;

 

will tell you number of observations (records) and lots of other information about the dataset.

Occasional Contributor sht
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17

Re: Base SAS Dataset Size

Hi,

I want size in number of bytes.

 

OS is windows7

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