03-09-2016 03:57 PM
I used a self defined important format to read ina time variable, but later when I tried to open the data set , I could not open it and got this info in the log:
Informat IMPORTDATETIME not found or couldn't be loaded for variable LOGIN_TIMESTAMP.
I re-run the format code when I imported it, and then I can open the data set. Is there a way to save the informat to overcome this issue?
03-09-2016 04:14 PM
03-09-2016 05:50 PM
The SAS option treating that as an error and preventing use of the set is FMTERR.
If you use
you will get a message in the log about the missing format but can do anything with the set that does not require use of the missing format.
I have that set as a persistent system option because of the occasional dataset I get from other folks with such things and access to the format may not be possible.
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