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SAS dataset error

Hi all,

I have a issue with dataset. whenever i am trying to open some of the dataset in sas viewer and also in sas , i can not able to open the dataset it is pop up with a below window. but i can able to open the dataset with universal viewer.

sas.dataset_error.JPG

Could any one help, how to over come this issue..with out using updated viewers..

Thanks & Regards,

Yaswanth J.


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‎02-27-2013 04:45 AM
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Re: SAS dataset error

Hi..

Have you used any format for this dataset??

If YES,make sure that format name length should not be exceed 8 character.That might cause the error..

Thanks & Regards.

Sanjeev.K

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Re: SAS dataset error

The only issue I have had when using SAS System Viewer 9.1 (the last one SAS released) is when trying to read 64 bit datasets created on Unix.  I can read 32 bit from Unix and 32 and 64 bit from Windows.

If you are creating the datasets that you cannot view with SAS Viewer then you might want to look into using the OUTREP setting.

*----------------------------------------------------------------------;
* Copying datasets adding compression and setting format to 32 bit ;
* so that they can be browsed from PC with SAS System Viewer. ;
*----------------------------------------------------------------------;
%let path=.;
options compress=yes ;
libname in "&path";
libname out "&path" outrep=solaris_32;

proc copy inlib=in outlib=out noclone datecopy memtype=data ;
run;

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Re: SAS dataset error

Try searching for

sv unknown error site:sas.com

with google.  There were a number of hits that might be pertinent.

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Re: SAS dataset error

Thanks TOM and DOC.., i will try..

Thanks & Regards,

Yaswanth J.

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‎02-27-2013 04:45 AM
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Posts: 276

Re: SAS dataset error

Hi..

Have you used any format for this dataset??

If YES,make sure that format name length should not be exceed 8 character.That might cause the error..

Thanks & Regards.

Sanjeev.K

Contributor
Posts: 70

Re: SAS dataset error

ohk great...its working..

Thanks Sanjeev..

Thanks,

Yaswanth J.

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