Does the temporary library WORK is mounted or does it reside inherently on the system?

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Does the temporary library WORK is mounted or does it reside inherently on the system?

HI, I wanted to know if the temporary work space work library gets created every time a session is started? or Does it have a dedicated memory allocated to it?

 

Can we unmount it if required? Please provide links to any papers which point to above question.

 

Thank you in advance for your response.


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‎03-06-2018 08:13 AM
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Re: Does the temporary library WORK is mounted or does it reside inherently on the system?


raj231 wrote:

HI, I wanted to know if the temporary work space work library gets created every time a session is started? or Does it have a dedicated memory allocated to it?

 

Can we unmount it if required? Please provide links to any papers which point to above question.

 

Thank you in advance for your response.


 

"if the temporary work space work library gets created every time a session is started" - Yes

 

"Does it have a dedicated memory allocated to it" - No, WORK is a session specific disk space location used for temporary files only required while a SAS session is up-and-running. It gets cleaned out (removed) when the SAS session ends (unless specifically requested otherwise)

 

"Can we unmount it if required" - If you want to bring SAS to a grinding halt. Each SAS session creates a folder under the path defined in SAS system option WORK (set during SAS invocation). SAS won't function without such a work folder.

 

 

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Re: Does the temporary library WORK is mounted or does it reside inherently on the system?

What operating system does your SAS run on? Assuming Windows this reference should help you:

http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=hostwin&docsetTarget=n1qr5dmzagn9krn1lt1c276963za.htm&docsetV...

 

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‎03-06-2018 08:13 AM
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Re: Does the temporary library WORK is mounted or does it reside inherently on the system?


raj231 wrote:

HI, I wanted to know if the temporary work space work library gets created every time a session is started? or Does it have a dedicated memory allocated to it?

 

Can we unmount it if required? Please provide links to any papers which point to above question.

 

Thank you in advance for your response.


 

"if the temporary work space work library gets created every time a session is started" - Yes

 

"Does it have a dedicated memory allocated to it" - No, WORK is a session specific disk space location used for temporary files only required while a SAS session is up-and-running. It gets cleaned out (removed) when the SAS session ends (unless specifically requested otherwise)

 

"Can we unmount it if required" - If you want to bring SAS to a grinding halt. Each SAS session creates a folder under the path defined in SAS system option WORK (set during SAS invocation). SAS won't function without such a work folder.

 

 

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