Problem in SASFILE Option in SAS

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Problem in SASFILE Option in SAS

I dont see much performance improvement while using this statement.:

SASFILE awork.abc.data OPEN;

Several datasteps...

.........

SASFILE awork.abc CLOSE;

Can anybody tell the effecient use of above statement...

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Re: Problem in SASFILE Option in SAS

I think you will only find it useful if you have to run multiple procs on the same file and have enough memory available.

The first use takes slightly longer than not using it, but subsequent access of the same file should reduce processing time.

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