08-07-2016 03:09 AM
I am working on a dataset an dit was going fine. Now, as I access my dataset with libname statement and recoding (which was previosuly going fine) I recevie the following error message in log
"A lock is not available for PE.MATCHEDATA_21.DATA". What does it mean?
08-07-2016 03:37 AM
Someone/something else is using th dataset and you can't access or overwrite it until they're finished.
See some options in this previous thread
08-07-2016 03:56 PM
What SAS interface are you using? It is even possible to do this to yourself in EG by having the dataset open in the data viewer while also running a program/task on the same dataset.