SAS sysmsg and error in log

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SAS sysmsg and error in log

Hey All,

 

what does the sysmsg actually do? will it retrieve the errors in the log or the errors which we cannot see in the log?

and is there any difference between SCL error and the error we generally get in the log ?

 

Please help me on this, Thanks.

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Maxim 1: Read the documentation, which is very clear about the function.

See here for example: http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/lrdict/64316/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a000210917.htm

sysmsg() returns the error text of a failed dataset/file access function.

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