08-08-2011 04:11 PM
I have datasets whoes library name exceeds 8 characters. ButI don't have authourization to change it. proc contents does't work. Anyboby have solution for this case?
Thanks in Advance.
08-08-2011 04:14 PM
That is a limitation of the SAS language. You cannot change it. The library name on disk can be long, but the libref itself is limited to 8 characters.
08-09-2011 09:15 AM
you could use proc contents with code like
proc contents data= '//the physical path and /long name of library/yourdataset.sas7bdat' ;
for each of "yourdataset"
but it might be simpler to
libname mylib '//the physical path and /long name of library' ;
proc contents data= mylib._all_ varnum details ;