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Library Descriptions

I already know that I can label a dataset

PROC DATASETS LIB=WHATEVER;
MODIFY MYDATA LABEL='A LABEL';
RUN;
QUIT;

How can I label a library? I ask this because SAS Enterprise Guide actually prompts you for a *description* of a library in its library creation wizard, so I've already determined that on some level this is indeed possible. The wizard itself does not give any insight into what it does.

Is the system dependent sysdesc variable used? Can I set it?

Usually,I wouldn't want to label a library - all my datasets would be in one library and I'd label data sets instead. However some projects may have multiple libraries (hey, not my idea but I don't rule the world (yet)).
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Re: Library Descriptions

Actually, I think that is part of the metadata that EGuide keeps track of and is not sent to the SAS Server.
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Re: Library Descriptions

Bummer, but that sounds right.
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