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Editing a index auxiliary file. possible ?

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Editing a index auxiliary file. possible ?

Hi to all

is there a way to edit a index file (*.sas7bndx) ?

I'd like to see, for my education, the organization of this kind of auxiliary file...

best regards

Sébastien
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Re: Editing a index auxiliary file. possible ?

No, unless you have some special sw.
But why? SAS indexes uses b-tree style indexes. What else do you need to know?
If you have some specific thoughts, you might get an answer via SAS tech support.

/Linus
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Re: Editing a index auxiliary file. possible ?

it was just for my education, just to understand what is inside the index auxiliary file..

As far as I understand, reading the documentation, values of the indexed variable are sorted and you're having a indication (certainly a page number and a line number (inside the page or an absolute number ?) pointing the observations.

thanks for your answer!

best regards

Sébastien
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