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Storing formats in SAS Univ. Edition

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Storing formats in SAS Univ. Edition

When I try to store a format in a lib other than WORK, I get this message:

proc format lib=sasusrmy;
ERROR: File SASUSRMY.FORMATS.CATALOG was created for a different operating system.

How can I overcome this problem?
 
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Re: Storing formats in SAS Univ. Edition

Is there already a formats catalog in that folder that you may have copied from somewhere?

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Re: Storing formats in SAS Univ. Edition

There is no formats catalog or any other catalog under my libname SASUSRMY.

Thanks.

Arthur.

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Re: Storing formats in SAS Univ. Edition

I am sorry when I looked at the folder to which the libref SASUSRMY points, I did find an old formats catalog sitting there. So, the formats are now created after I deleted that old formats catalog:

 56         proc format lib=sasusrmy.formats;
 57           value $sex
 58             "F"="Female"
 59             "M"="Male"
 60           ;
 NOTE: Format $SEX has been written to SASUSRMY.FORMATS.
            run;

I am grateful to you for your perception in quickly identifying the problem; kudos to you!!

 

However, the problem that remains now is this: the catalog 'formats' is created but does not appear listed under the libname 'SASUSRMY'.

 

How can this problem be overcome?

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