07-12-2012 04:31 AM
How do I retrieve options specified on a library while allocating it programatically in SAS 9.1.3?
Suppose, I have following statement:
libname mylib '/path/to/mylib' compress=yes;
So, How do I know that the libref 'mylib' defined above is a compressed library? I could not find any relevant dictionary table which holds this information....
Also, if I run following statement, it prints the info in SAS log, making me think that SAS does hold the information somewhere:
libname mylib list;
Following are few initial lines of log(which prints compress value):
NOTE: Libref= MYLIB
Scope= IOM ROOT COMP ENV
07-12-2012 05:29 AM
'Compress' is system option too and can be specified on a LIBNAME too. There are other options which could be specified on LIBNAME statement.
My question specifically is related to LIBNAME option only. How to I retrieve options specified on LIBNAME statement?
Hope it makes it clear
07-13-2012 12:36 AM
That is a complicated problem. You can mix libname option and system option as you did .
Different engine has different options . Maybe you need to check it at Documentation for different Engine .
Or talk to Technology Support .