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Validation of dataset creation

I'm trying to verify that a data set(s) has been createdwith more than 1 obs. We're running several jobs in sequence using an non-SAS scheduler and need to have a means to output to the UNIX command line the results of an in-job test that validates the creation of 1 or more datasets. Has anyone come across this? I've tried using 'syserr' withlimited success since the creation of a dataset with 0 obs seems to be considered a success. Ideas?

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Re: Validation of dataset creation

Do you want the creation job to abort when it fails to create a dataset with more than one observation?

options errorabend;

data _null_;

   if nobs < 2 then abort return 5 ;

   stop;

   set dsname nobs=nobs;

run;

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Re: Validation of dataset creation

This should work. I don't need to abort, but I can still update a macro variable with a value to determine if each of my datasets were validly created and then report to the command line (e.g. 'X echo Success;') for the scheduling software to know the results. Thanks!


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